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How Technology Is Prepping Humanity For ZEITGEIST 2025

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In the first few chapters of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley lays out all the features of the society he describes. Instead of the features of the future society slowly being revealed, we get an information dump before we even meet the main characters. One of the main ideas is the way the technology is used in this future world. What are these technologies, and how does Huxley see the impact of technology on life? The first thing we learn, from a character who is the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning, about the world in the novel is that everyone is born out of a test tube in the ‘Hatchery’. Everyone is genetically engineered, and not just to perform specific functions in society, although that’s certainly part of it, but to be happy while performing whatever function goes with your engineering. This means that there is also a rigid caste system from Alphas at the top, to Epsilons at the bottom. It’s a neat system. Humans carefully manufactured with just the right number in each caste, because you don’t need that many Alphas to run the community as a whole compared to how many Deltas and Epsilons you need to run its very busy factories. And they are very busy factories indeed, since everyone knows—has been conditioned to know—that ending is better than mending. The natural tendencies built into the genotype are enhanced by a well-developed program of operant—or behavioral—conditioning that… (READ MORE)

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