In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley we see a world that is manipulated by Humanity to the point where it loses it’s it meaning. People are no longer born one or four at a time thought natural means instated they are made in batches of 96 via “Bokanovsky’s Process” (17). This process is done in the “Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Center” as well as other center thought out the world (20) through an assembly line 220 meters long, 200 meters wide and ten meter high in 3 tiers (22). This is where the next generations of humanity was made, with all the designed flaws and advantages that the world needed. 2136 meters of synthetic human beings that are put through tests, probing, augmentation, determined what they will be before given an opportunity to choose (24-25). Due to these alterations the world is placed into a cast system that is based on the designed human beings. Those who were chosen for the life of higher function live in the cities above the ground and fly above the rest while those who are made to serve have no metal ability other than the bases for understanding orders. The different lobs that are needed to be done where “assigned” here, the cells ae treated in different ways to teach them to love or hate something, such as heat vs cold, upside down in the air vs on the ground, or the intellectuals. Humans have become supply and demand, a set of ratios between sets of types, model types, livestock made for use, conditioned to love what they are and their lives (35). Even at later stages the infants and children are conditioned to love or hate something, such as books and flowers for the deltas (29-31) with the use of electric shocks and loud sounds. This was done before in labs in the USA with children who loved animals and then they were thought how to fear or hate going near them with the use of loud sounds the “Little Albert experiment”. They basically ruined the life of a person by making him fear and avoid animals for all his life thanks to a short period of doing the experiment, for science. It is the same here, teach people to avoid something that could bring them happiness in order to have them do more productive things and be better consumers (32-33).
This society is advanced, they use methods that currently exist but are not used due to cost and moral standing. So is that all that holds progress back? Morals, a sense that nature is better than the artificial, and no need to go forward. In a way you can say that this people made in the assembly line are clones, they are all identical and are made to work together to avoid conflict particularly in the lower caste (18). This would keep everything uniform and flowing at the same speed, all the works are the same they have the same thinking, walking, talking, needs, wants, and physically cannot work faster or better then each other. However the Alphas are different, they too are nearly the same but have more freedom in their minds, they can think, apply, test, experiment and question (18).
This world also has Ford as religious figure and their leaders are called ford as well, they have the letter T as his symbol due to the Ford model T automobile, the first car to be made via assembly line and their years are After Ford (33). They also use Ford as current society says “oh,God,God” and later it is seen that in groups of 12 the alphas take soma and then see ford in a ceremony of sort that is made to bring them together under one thing. For this worlds moto is “Community, Identity, and Stability” and “everyone belongs to everyone else”. They have done away with not only with the standard method of birth but of family as well and monogamy (45-46).
However it seems that at least two individuals in this world seem to fall out of the norm, one is weaker then he should be but he is mind is free, the other also has a better mind but without the draw backs of the first (71). The tow in question are Helmholtz and Bernard Marx. Bernard is an odd person who hates himself and others around him due to what he lack in comparison to himself (41,51,52), he also hated the way they though. How they talked about girls like they were meats to be tested and then told about, and how it was all from the hypnopedia that they received from their time in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Center as we saw before with the group of betas. Helmholtz is an odd one because he seems physical able to fit in with others but his mind is to sharp and seeks to do other things with it, we wishes for a greater purpose (72-73)
Overall the society is made for stability, control, order, and no real advancement past this point. They do not seek to make things better, perhaps to make more people in larger batches in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Center but we have yet to see any sort of r and d department that makes new things. The people are all designed to love what they do and not ask questions about advancement or different work. The world is split in sections of control with one person in charge of each one (40). They all live and work based on a schedule but some do get free time as Bernard wanted to go to a different place with Lenina so there must be some time available for trips like this one. Overall this is can be seen as a utopia or as a dystopia based on what you value or look at it. On the one hand it is orderly and in control with a few loose ends or a totalitarian regime that the people are forced into from before birth.