Telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that control aging, have links to various diseases and long life. So how does one go about slowing the aging processes? This question is perpetually being asked by today’s life extension scientists, and has seemingly found its answer in Aldous Huxley’s, “Brave New World.” Mustapha Mond says, “transfusion of young blood, magnesium salts... All the psychological stigmata of old age have been abolished. And along with them, of course... all the old man’s mental peculiarities. Characters remain constant throughout a whole lifetime,” (pg. 54-55). He reinforces the ideal of stability through this biochemical advancement, and insists that the well being of an individual contributes to the well being of society. So if everyone were to have the same mind and body throughout all of their adult years, this can make way for even more productivity of a generation as a whole. With the topic of telomeres, this brings up the scientifical advancements of slowing aging in the present day, and compares the focus to that of all utopian/dystopian scenarios. In the article it states, “Each time a cell divides, its telomeres become shorter. After years of splicing and dicing, telomeres become too short for more divisions. At this point, cells are unable to divide further and become inactive, die or continue dividing anyway,” which describes the real reason everyone ages. If we propose a solution to the problem of shortening the telomeres, such as increasing production in telomerase, an enzyme that repairs telomeres, we could have a real brave new world on our hands. The question that remains although is would this anti-aging adaption be beneficial to our society? Or would the overdose in stability of generations inflict the population size? If we were to create a situation where the deaths per year lower and the birth rates stay the same, this could lead to many issues regarding natural resources and relative population size. Perhaps then we would have to turn to the contraceptives and mechanical development of embryos to regulate the population size? Stability is insured, but is it ethical or humane? We must find a way to improve the well being of society’s individuals while maintaining the stability of our economy by not using up all of our natural resources. There has to be control variables in every experiment, or else you won’t have any clear results. The experiment of life extension must have a control variable before we can proceed.