What do you think of the inclusion of the word “identity” in the Planetary Motto (chapter 1)? Do the engineered citizens of the world state have more of an identity or less of an identity than an unconditioned person would?
Students might consider the difference between the identities conditioned into World State citizens and the self-determined identities that we have. World State citizens do not get to determine any aspect of their identity; they do not get to choose what kind of job they want, or what leisure activities they like to participate in, or how they relate to other people. However, their identities are perfectly stable, unchanging and delineated - whereas...
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