Brave New World

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Brave New World author Aldous Huxley was not very far off with his interpretation of our future society with hypotheses like overmedication and genetically engineered humans. I would like to focus on the latter and the benefits of the ability to alter not only people, but also foods like vegetables and fish. In Brave New World, genetic engineering is the heart and soul of the massive government that overlooks the entirety of the country, the World State. Workers alter the chemical make-up of each individual to ensure the most productivity and stability as possible. The World State created four main classes: Epsilons, Gammas, Betas, and Alphas (in order from lowest to highest class). With the technology to alter DNA and genes, the World State has total authority, which is desired because people must look to an authoritative head for leadership. Genetic engineering allows restricted individuality; this way, no one is more special or necessary than anyone else. It gives everyone an even playing field. Huxley’s foresight is prevalent in today’s day in age because the amount of technology available at our fingertips. It is amazing to think that we can choose how our kids will be. Do we want to raise generations of fools or generations of intellects and scholars? Of course we want the latter. We do not want our futures in the hands of incompetent beings, which is why genetic engineering is such a plausible solution. Right now, genetic engineering control is in the hands of government which is where it needs to stay. The ability alter the chemical make-up of a population or food is too much power and responsibility for one person to hand, which is why it needs to be in the watchful eye of our government superiors. We have trusted our government to directly deal with issues we as Americans would rather ignore like war and discrepancies regarding the value of money over the past; consequently, this emphasizes my main idea, which is that genetic engineering should be...
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