"All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny," asserts the Director of the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre.
amid a significant number of influences regarding science, fiction and social commentary.
Huxley himself was known for his social commentaries, and intended the novel to be both a sort of ironic counter-commentary to the more utopian science fiction novels of the time, and a social critique of what he envisioned the modern, science-driven world might devolve into.
The only means of achieving happiness is control; thus this society controls all things, in order to ensure happiness, and does so in whatever ways will serve it best, such as by eliminating art.
Science is no more or less helpful than anything else, and is surely dangerous if left "pure" as Mond suggests.