Hypnopedia In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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”Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their anatomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.”(Postman)” In the book Brave New World citizens actions are influenced by soma, and hypnopedia.While Big Brother and fear was used to control the citizens of Oceania. Postman argued that Huxley’s vision is more relevant to today’s society. I agree with Postman, because I see more traces of Brave New World in our society than 1984. Some topics that connect our modern society to Brave New world are cloning, hypnopedia, and drug usage. Hypnopedia is used to control, and influence the ideas of human’s, even though it doesn’t …show more content…

Mass media is the most powerful tool used by the ruling class to manipulate the masses. It shapes and molds opinions and attitudes and defines what is normal and acceptable.” After waking up the citizens have developed a concept about any information that was repeated to them, the same way we develop ideas about different things when we listen to the media.
 Another connection between our two societies is our attempt of cloning just like their Bokanovsky’s Process. “The cells of these embryos were as a result, genetic copies, or clones, of the cells of three different people who donated the skin cells, one of them a patient afflicted with a genetic disorder called Leigh syndrome.” This piece of evidence tells about three people who donated skin cells, and had them genetically copied, which is one form of cloning just like the way they did in Brave New World” “In a first, Mitalipov and his privately funded team report that these cloned embryos were grown past an eight-cell size (where earlier attempts had stopped) into a full-blown early embryo, containing hundreds of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic cells taken from these cloned embryos were grown into six colonies of cells, the first successfully grown cloned human embryonic stem cells.” This is an example of a process very similar to the Bovkanovsky’s Process and

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