“O brave new world, that has such people in it!”

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“O brave new world, that has such people in it!”

O wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!

How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,

That has such people in’t. ~ William Shakespeare, “The Tempest” (Act V, Scene I, ll. 203–206)

“O brave new world,” he repeated. “O brave new world that has such people in it. Let’s start at once.” ~ Aldous Huxley, “Brave New World” (Chapter 8)

See: Brave New World – http://www.huxley.net/bnw/eight.html

See: Brave New World – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World

“The title “Brave New World” is a quote from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. It is used by Huxley for several reasons. Firstly it allows him to connect the two stories together and highlights the issue of ‘civillisation’ vs. ‘savagery’ that dominates in both and also helps us to draw parallels between characters such as the savage Caliban in “The Tempest” and John the Savage in “Brave New World”.

“The quote also places John the Savage at the centre of the novel for us as readers because Shakespeare is particularly important to him, having learnt to read using the only thing he could find – Shakespeare’s collected works. He also uses Shakespearean quotes often throughout the course of the novel (including the title quote itself).

“Huxley also uses the quote to create a sense of irony. In “The Tempest” when Miranda says “How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t” (5.1.182-183) she is communicating awe and joy at the prospect of the new world and its possibilities. For John the Savage his experience of the new world is quite the opposite – he starts out optimistic but by the end is disgusted and repulsed by the world he has been brought into. By linking his reaction with Miranda’s it makes his feelings all the more poignant.”

See: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090405101618AAsrjUb

“O Brave New World That Has Such People in It!” – An In-Depth Look into the Symbolism Of Prospero and Caliban – http://www.stlawu.edu/academics/sites/stlawu.edu.academics/files/Labombard.pdf

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During the early 1980’s, I lived and worked in Bethesda, Maryland and I would go to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda on a daily basis. I remember a local news story in the Washington Post during those days reporting that the NIH was creating an incurable virus using various combinations of adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine via a computer and a machine which would inject each of these according to the necessary genetic code for the virus, thus, in time, creating the virus itself.

I looked for information about this just now but could not find it, so you’ll have to take my word for it that NIH did do this at that time.

As I said in my book “The World Perceived” it doesn’t take much imagination to realize that if one can create an entire computer virtual world using a simple binary code of “1” and “0” God could certainly create life using a simple code of “A”, “C”, “G”, “T” (= adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine).

Likewise, scientists are doing the same thing.

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The question is “Do we have the wisdom needed to do this?”

This Ear Was Made With A 3D Printer And It Hears Better Than Your Ears

“Our work suggests a new approach — to build and grow the biology up with the electronics synergistically and in a 3-D interwoven format,” lead researcher Michael McAlpine told The Daily Princetonian. The ear is the first attempt to blend human tissue and electronics, and is not yet ready for use. When it’s ready, the bionic ear would work more like a hearing aid than anything else.”

See: This Ear Was Made With A 3D Printer And It Hears Better Than Your Ears – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/bionic-ear_n_3224379.html

Working gun made with 3D printer

“The world’s first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.”

See: Working gun made with 3D printer – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185

See: The Brave New World of Genetically Modifying a ‘New Human Species’ – http://www.activistpost.com/2011/11/genetically-modifying-new-human-species.html

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See: The Wisdom of Repugnance – http://bama.ua.edu/~jklocksiem/204/Kass_WoR.pdf

EBOOK – The Genomics Age – http://tinyurl.com/budem9s

EBOOK – Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography – http://www.scribd.com/doc/132377267/Forbidden-Knowledge-From-Prometheus-to

EBOOK – The World Perceived – http://archive.org/details/TheWorldPerceivedATheologicalAndPhenomenologicalApproachToThinking

See: Transhumanism – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism

See: Posthumanism – http://www.posthumanism.com/

VIDEO – TOM HORN – TRANS-HUMANISM – http://youtu.be/S3-AZiQLAkU

 

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