Brave New World Technology Essay

1984 And Brave New World Science And Technology

Victoria Anleu

Period 3, AP English

Mr. Gam

October 3, 2014

Science and Technology

In these two novels 1984 and Brave New World we see immense uses of technology and science. We see common uses of technology and science being used in our present-day society as well. Oceania uses technology to manipulate and psychologically control the citizens. Oceania was the "perfect" totalitarian state. The World State used technology and science to change the thoughts of people and eliminate pain. The World State not only messes with the psychological state of a citizen yet deals with biologically engineering people to create social castes. Overall, we see the misuses and beneficial uses of technology and science throughout both these novels.

Oceania and the World State both use immense amounts of technology. Without tremendous use of technology, there would not be a "perfect" Utopia. Oceania, for example, has "telescreens" surrounding the people, watching them. Without telescreens, Thought Police could not be as beneficial to Oceania. Although they have these telescreens, we do not see much use of other technology being improved as we notice the use of bombs is made the same way as in the past. The only times we could see an increase in improving technology is if there are ways to better "insemination" or their uses for psychological control. In Oceania, there is nothing such "as progress for the sake of progress; there is only power for the sake of power." Although 1984 might seem rather tormenting, we see a significant misuse in technology with the World State. We see the use of technology in biological engineering and changing the RNA and DNA in people. They do this in the World State to for "specified qualities". Huxley does not mention the manipulation of RNA and DNA, but proves it throughout the novel. When Mr. Foster talks about "the surrogate goes round slower; therefore passes through the lung at longer intervals; therefore gives the embryo less oxygen. Nothing like oxygen-shortage for keeping an embryo below par." While today we see babies growing in the mother's womb, they are being put in bottles and spun around and added with chemicals to adjust their strength and agility for their occupations. Not only for jobs, but we also see that the genetic engineering has to...

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