After reading ‘Brave New World’ and ‘1984’, it was easy to come to the decision that Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ is the most relevant in our society of 2017. Many of the concepts portrayed in ‘Brave New World’ seem extremely unlikely and many are, but there are also several that reign true today. The caste system in BNW (Alpha, Delta, Gamma) has been a true aspect in America throughout it’s history, but has only become more prevalent as years have passed. In today’s world, you’re either first class (wealthy), middle class–which is the majority of society–or a Gamma, the lowest, poorest class. Despite the overwhelming truth behind classes in the community, one aspect of the novel where Huxley does a poor job of predicting the future is in the individuality of people. People today are the most diverse and unique America has seen in it’s history.
The individuality of people has become more possible with the technology advancements achieved over the years since ‘brave New world was released. The technology in America and around the world has not only been advanced and invented for internet terms but have also made a breakthrough in medical science and other highly important professions. Without the knowledge of new technology, there would not be nearly as much advancement in 2017 as there is. We would be stuck in the 19th and 20th centuries. Technology has also played a major role in bringing people together across America and around the world. In recent years, advancement in medical technology has become more and more prevalent to advance medicine.
Overall, America has changed for the better based on the future predictions in ‘Brave New World’.Tags: 1984 bravenewworld caste middle poor rich technology