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[Technology]Technology, the Lifeline from Reality James Huh Block A
“To what extent is technology a distraction from real life?”
World State“The return to civilization was for her thereturn to soma, was the possibility of lying in bed and taking holiday after holiday, without ever having to come back to a headache or a ﬁt of vomiting” (154).
Contemporary Society“Marijuana is self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be?” -P.J. O’Rourke
“Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just,subtle, and mighty opium!” Thomas de QuinceyEuphoriaStressEscapism
Hatchery Caste Division “I’m glad I’m not an Epsilon...and if you were an Epsilon,...your conditioning would have made you no less thankful that you weren’t a beta or an Alpha” (P74)ConditionSatisfactiondrug
I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money,money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok. Shaquille O’Neal Programmer’s world Isolation & Money Violence
Real WorldWorld StateReal World ~World State ~ Development?
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Technology Eric Shim, English 10A
To whatextentcansciencechangea human?
“nobody has any opportunitiesfor being noble or heroic”(237).
Do you like being babies? (212)
“Tell us online, we’re listening” (Dallas Police Ofﬁce).
“that is the secret of happiness andvirtue--liking what youve got to + -
WORKS CITEDSlave. Digital image. Zerohedge. Web. 20 May 2012. <http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user12162/imageroot/2011/10/ slave.jpg>.Voice Training Picture. Digital image. Brettworks. Web. 20 May 2012. <http://brettworks.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/voice-traning-pic.jpeg>.Iran Revolution Twitter. Digital image. Found in Trnaslation. Web. 20 May 2012. <http://foundintranslation.berkeley.edu/?p=4638>.Child Leash. Digital image. Wordpress. Web. 20 May 2012. <http://secondphase.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/child-leash-2.jpg> Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperPerennial, 1998. Print.@billwasik, Follow. "Stop, Or I’ll Tweet! Cops Struggle With Social Media."Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, 13 Oct. 2011. Web. 20 May 2012. <http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/stop-or-i-will-tweet/all/1>.This source is very reliable because the source shows real situation where a government sect(police) is portrayed withevidence including pictures and interviews. Furthermore, the source is quite recent, and shows real cases of how thepolicemen used Tweeter to listen to people. The fact that the website cooperated with policemen gives them more credibility.
Should genetic information be used for making decisions?
“But we want to havea good choice ... So we allow as many as thirty per cent of the female embryos to develop normally” (Huxley 13).
“...[A]n Epsilon embryo must havean Epsilon environment as well as an Epsilon heredity” (Huxley 14). EPSEP ILON SI LO N N EPSILON SI LO EP
“[G]enomic information has grownexponentially … promising an eventual transformation of health care” (Hudson).
“It’s pretty clear that the publicis afraid of taking advantage of genetic testing” (Harmon).
Our Society vs. Their Society
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