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Sunday, June 21, 2009
WALL-E Fiction or Future?
If you watched WALL-E you know the story of the dump-truck like robot, in a world no longer harvesting the ingredients to support life. Disney did a great job, but one must wonder if the majority of our younger viewers understood the message behind WALL-E?
In the movie, even WALL-E is a robot of the past, long outdated and forgotten. Abandoned. His only companion, and who would have thought of that, a cockroach!
It struck me when he discovers the plant, the only natural green that recovered in the closed environment of a safe. The world described in the movie is much like the world we live in today. "Yeah right," you're gonna mumble between your teeth now, aren't you?
You saw the red clothed people in the movie, leaned back on their hovering creepers, with legs not developed to walk? Sipping extra large sodas, chatting on monitors mounted to their hovering recliners? Then you must have noticed the holograph billboard and its suggestion to try "blue" then they all pushed a button and their clothes turned blue?
When was the last time you walked, or rode a bike to the store? Did you know your Super-charged V8 pick-up, or SUV you feel so safe in, burns twice as much gas when you fire it up just to go down to the store, half a mile away, to pick up a gallon of milk? Most wear and tear to its internally moving engine parts, takes place when the engine is not fully warmed up to its designated operating temperature, every time you run it. I bet you didn't know that either?
I see a ton of similarities in the world we live in today and the world WALL-E lives in. Look at my last photograph, then click here to read more about abuse and destruction, committed to our planet.