"The Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.

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The Brave New World is Aldous Huxley's vision of what society will be like in 632 A.F. In this society, universal human happiness has almost been achieved. This is largely due to the advancements in Sciences. Reproduction, genetic engineering, conditioning, and a perfect pleasure drug called "Soma", are the cornerstones of the new society. The advancements portrayed in the Brave New World are closer to reality than Aldous Huxley had predicted. Such advancements could be less than one hundred years away. Some people predict that computers could take over by 2030 if we are not careful in our advancements. These advancements could have both negative and positive effects on society. Being manufactured for a specific purpose is a good way to create efficiency, but in a sense we would be loosing a touch of our humanity. Our upbringing plays a large part in defining who we are. As a child growing up we are fragile.

Each physical and mental impact on us, will define some unique character in our personality. Some of the greatest human traits are our drive for success and freedom. Each person has their own goals and beliefs, and by taking this away, a person loses their individuality. The Brave new world throws all types of religion out the window, and instead replaces it with Henry Ford and his assembly line efficiency. This has negative and positive effects. People loose their fear of religious consequences. This enables them to express themselves differently and more freely, without the worry of punishment. Most people in the Brave New World have failed to realize that all religions are the foundations of humanity. Religion plays a large part in today's culture. If we just throw it away we are loosing our pride for our culture and traditions. Most people in the...