Although Foucault's Discipline and Punish emerged about forty years after Huxley's Brave New World, the theory of 'docile body' is prevalent in this novel as Huxley depicts the conflict between individuality and a disciplinary system that generaties 'docile bodies' that are controlled by World Controllers who extend their power through genetic engineering, a conditioning system, feelies, hedonism and hypnopaedia.
He explains that, in the past, all babies were raised by parents instead of Conditioning Centers, until hypnopaedia was discovered which removed the need for parents and their care.
From birth the children are taught the basic principles of their society through regular lessons, hypnopaedia and even Pavlovian shock conditioning.
Hypnopaedia, or sleep-teaching, is the "greatest moralizing and socializing force of all time" (1932: 23).
On TS 29, one learns further that the first document ed instance of hypnopaedia
"occurred only twenty-three years after Our Ford's first T-Model was put on the market," which begins to explain the significance of the letters "A.