In this manner each member of the society lacks their individual identity. The utopians are blind to the tragedy of death; and to its pathos. Nor will it depend on masses of toiling workers.
These are the principles on which the society depicted in Brave New World is based. Any sensory experience one wants, any experiential manifold one can imagine, any narrative structure one desires, can be far better realised in VR than in outmoded conceptions of Real Life.Information isn't like that either. A balance of freedom and rules allows for the continued humanization of the individual. So can it ever be safe to be totally nice and totally happy? Shouldn't we echo the Savage's denunciation of soma to the Deltas: "Don't take that horrible stuff. He is embarrassed. It's not what we might intuitively expect. When John enters the new world, he sees many abnormalities that go against his beliefs, and the citizens call him a savage because he is not one of them With technology used to control society and citizens being dehumanized by their own government, the world created by Huxley is an undesirable future that most would find frightening and horrible. We are separated by man-made borders and creed. C a s t e - b o u n d In BNW, genetic engineering isn't used straightforwardly to pre-code happiness. Why will we want them? The subject becomes sedated. The lower orders are at least as happy as the Alphas thanks to soma, childhood conditioning and their brain-damaged incapacity for original thought. Unlike soma, good old-fashioned heroin is bad news for your sex life.
Even unregenerate humans don't tend to be sustainably ill-natured. Any type of essay. As our society is changing rapidly so is our culture, things that would have never been normal decades ago are accepted now.
Brave New World gives happiness a bad name. In fact one will be able to have all the material goods one wants, and any virtual world one wants - and it can all seem as "unvirtual" as one desires.