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In what conditions are the bottles stored? Why?

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lopez112233 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 21, 2012 at 3:35 AM via web

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In what conditions are the bottles stored? Why?

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 1, 2012 at 6:05 AM (Answer #1)

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The storage of the bottles that hold human embryos is organized into who they are meant to be when they are decanted (or born). Each class of society goes through different heating and cooling systems as they go down the conveyor belt before storage; they also go through other conditioning procedures depending on where they will live out their lives. But by the time they come off the assembly line and are stored on different racks. For example, Rack 10 holds the "next generation's chemical workers [who] were being trained in the toleration of lead, caustic soda, tar, [and] chlorine" (18). Future rocket engineers end up on Rack 3 while Alpha Plus Intellectuals await decantation on Rack 5 on the "First Gallery level" (19). By organizing the bottles this way, they keep the social classes separate from each other so each can be stored under the conditions that will make them happiest for their predestined circumstances.

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