Brave New World
Can technology create a perfect future world? Can it improve human condition?
You cannot go backwards
Ending is a profound, de-spiriting conclusion - suicide is the only option for the savage
Nervous about a collective mind – idea that equality = happiness
Fears with the advent of technology, loses perfection of human consciousness
“The passion for equality, tended to outweigh and perhaps even exclude...I think then that the
species of oppression by which democratic nations are menaced is unlike anything which has
anything..the will of man is not shattered but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom
forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting;“ – Alexis de Tocqueville
in order to experience self in a world driven by mass consumption/production, what we lose is
something more profound
Was the cost for creating BNW worth it? Is the goal of happiness abundance? Plenty of food? No
aging? No work?
Dependency on technology – what is the cost of the dependency?
Shee Lande – Gender Utopias
Females taken advantage of in the Land of Cockaigne
BNW Lenina is numatic
everything so far haven’t addressed the issue of gender equality, gender utopia
Man’s perspective of what a gender utopia would look like
Almost near contemporary to Bacon’s Atlantis
Bishop Hall – Anglican clergyman, fan of satire
Idea of something bei