I have recently just finished reading the book Feed, which is actually one of the most interesting books I have every read. The Feed-net has completely destroyed everything in their current world, and the “government” has created a completely new world where nothing is natural. As the book progresses you can slowly see the world falling more and more apart. The clouds are artificial, all bodies of water are completely unusable, and there is no real or definite human nature. The world of “feed” is slowly collapsing, however the “feed” world cannot realize this. The reason for this is that they’re completely consumed in consumerism. All the people of feed care about is going into “mal” and getting a “high”. These people in feed do not pay attention to the real world at all, the only people that even have a single clue about what’s going on around them are the poor people because they cant afford the feed net. Along with this, the chip that they have inserted into their brain is usually inserted so early on that it has become a biological part of them, and they cannot think without it. This means that the brain functions around the chip, and without the chip, they wouldn’t be normal, or even considered humane. Human nature no longer exists in the world of “feed” because the world is the “feed-net”. Basically, people can no longer reproduce by having sex; the women go through something they call in-vitro fertilization where they have their eggs removed from them, which are later used in order to mass-produce. This novel is very much like Brave New World, which I have just read, however, the book of Feed is taken into a more extreme account. In my opinion, there is no real human nature in the book of feed anymore, and the world doesn’t really exist because people will never get anywhere. The people in feed are stuck in a continuous cycle that will never end. There is another correlation between these two books. Both of these have a population, which is not influenced by the main idea. For example, the poor people in Feed do not have enough money in order to get the chip, and therefore they are the only normal people. Brave New World has the savages, which are just like the poor people in feed. However, the minority (not influenced by main idea), are the only people who could ever serve the world any good; however, they don’t have enough power to ever be able to turn around either of the extremes. Finally, the book Feed ends in a very dramatic ending, which kind of reminds me of the book Brave New World. Both of these books end with the “main” character dying, and not really causing any great success than maybe influencing one or two people. This ending is somewhat tragic, yet, it does leave you thinking, and makes you really think about human nature, and what human nature is. What is a “living” population, because in my opinion, the world of Feed doesn’t have any real living population. In conclusion, this was a very good book, yet I was a bit unsatisfied with the extreme amount of relations to Brave New World. However, the ideas of Feed were without any doubt genius.
This book is based around the idea of inserting a chip into your brain which allows you to use the feed-net at all times. The feed-net is virtually like the Internet. The reason this is so important is because it puts the people in the book Feed into pure consumerism and never allows them to think, only to be entertained. I like the book, however, the characters are pretty shallow and are not thoroughly explained. For example, all they want to do is party and go into mal. Mal is when you make the chip that has already been inserted into your brain malfunction, which releases a lot of endorphins. I have recently just read brave new world and there are many parallels between these two dystopian worlds. Both of these books have gone into the extremes of technological evolution. These worlds have evolved into a state where there is no longer human nature, and people are purely being entertained by living in pure consumerism. However, the feed is not as destroyed as the Brave New World because of the fact that there are poor people in feed that don’t have sufficient money in order to buy a chip. I have come to realize that technology slowly destroys our world, and technology can easily take over. The book Feed takes this to the extreme, however, it does give a good insight on the power of technology. The only hopes in this book are the poor people because they aren’t placed in pure consumerism. Hopefully, the poor people in the book will be able to revolutionize and turn around the world of Feed-net. This book is extremely interesting and I cant wait to continue reading this book.”