I so regret I now have very limited time on the internet! Today's arguments have been super great and I would love to the hours of my days with these debates. I also don't dare watch the new movie you offered because I am very restricted by bytes! I don't know how to keep track of how many bytes of information I am using. I only know I don't dare play games or watch movies because all bytes of information will be used up in a very short time. This really sucks because I would love to watch the movie.Well that's what engineering is about, thinking to resolve problems (and "control" them by making them go away or keeping them in check at least), except it's specifically for creating the things we needs.
My father was an engineer and his son and a grandson are engineers. One might say engineering is a bible to my family. Notice the engineers have been males. My father thought women should marry, and then stay home to care for the husband and children. I strongly value that division of the sexes. Men are good for building physical bridges. Their ability to meet human needs can be lacking. I hope what I have said can be taken on a philosophical level opening discussion without closing everyone down and making them defensive. The desire to control, and a limited understanding of what is important can, be harmful. Richard M. Brichner, M.D. wrote in his book "Is Germany Incurable?" 1943 that paranoia is an excessive need to be superior and in control. From my point of view, this tends to an alpha male tendency and this tendency needs a feminine counterweight. We need our problems and the freedom to resolve them, and that freedom begins with education. It is all those problems that make life interesting, and experiencing our ability to resolve them is what gives us self-esteem and a joy in living. So I would choose to live outside of the Brave New World's controlled society.
I am so glad you know the book and the movies! I don't think the "powers that be" want a theater-quality movie and for us to talk of Eisenhower's warning about the Industrial, Military Complex, a society controlled by the "experts". Our Statue of Liberty is a female, and military controlled countries make feminism shameful. I today's feminist who are as militant as males with their in your face demands. How can we speak truth when our words can mean the opposite of their original meaning? Or when we must meet power with power rather than a broader understanding of our humanity? Women's lib did not free us to be feminine but made being feminine taboo. To hold a position in the Brave New World or New World Order is equal to holding one's position in the military. In the Brave New World story, it is a male who questions the rightness of that order, not a woman who is excluded because of her gender. Don't worry if you don't understand what I am saying. I am not sure of what I am saying. But there may be an important value to being excluded? To be on the outside looking in gives one a different perspective. To be on the inside necessitates thinking like everyone else in the inside, because to think differently leads to being rejected. Bureaucracies are like huge amoebas. They consume everything and spit out what they can assimilate. This leads to imbalance and self-destruction. Society needs outside voices to constantly correct those imbalances.I've read the book & I think it's a pretty good story. I like that they made that movie & I've also seen it a couple times, but its production outdated & the quality is awful - it looks like it was put together like a high school play.
There's a more recent remake of a movie, starring Nimoy, but it was also a made for TV movie; the production quality is much better, though: Brave New World (TV Movie 1998) - IMDb
I don't know why it hasn't been made into a movie theater quality movie, so far, but I think it would be pretty cool if they did.
Our ideal city must have ideal education for our humanness as well for our material advancement.