First I have two things to ask of the readers before they read this. I am writing a political sci-fi novel and need opinions. Here are my first two conceptions that I hope for my fellow philosophical enthusiasts to keep in mind.
1. The tehnology mentioned is, in the context of the story, already attained and used.
2. By whatever ways, this new government mentioned, has been able to use the technology in a widespread fashion without resistance.
So by way of technology how would a society act when no emotions are used? As in, for example, the movie Equilibrium, where society takes injections that supress' emotions. Art in this world is gone, no music, no poetry, no writing, nothing. People are trapt and unable to do anything individual, to desensitize the world to past atrocities, everyone in the world has been named after certain people, such as Adolf Hilter, Josef Stalin, or Mussolini, do you [the reader] think that this type of desenstizing would work?
If one were successful in completely eliminating emotions, all of the people would die, because they would do nothing. The reason you eat is because you want to eat; take away the desire, and you do not eat. The reason you get out of the way of a speeding car in the road is because you do not want to be hit by it. Take away the desire to not be hit, and you no longer have a motive to get out of the way.
"Desire", of course, is feeling, which means it is emotion.
This, by the way, is one of the absurdities of the original idea presented of Vulcans in Star Trek
, as a life of pure logic is impossible. Without emotion, there would be no goals at all, and so one would not act at all. Of course, in Star Trek
, they quickly abandoned the idea of Vulcans being purely logical after all, but that is beside the point.
Logic and reason are good for being able to find the means to achieve one's goals, so they are extremely important. But they never set any ultimate goals.