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Definition of WALL-E
Hello, I’m Wall-E. Here are some things about me
I was created in 1985 by Pixar as part of their second film, “A Bug’s Life”). My purpose is to move around free from any obstacles while helping myself and my environment.
My job is to eat garbage, but I also play an important role in cleaning the planet. You can see for yourself that when there’s too much trash everywhere, people don’t want to use it anymore. It’s gone! Overflow!!
That sounds like something interesting, right?! If you watch “Toy Story 2” you’ll see that I survived the first movie — I am still working at Mars Industries today (well, last week.)
I would love to have a conversation with you. Would you please help me take out this rubbish?
Origins of WALL-E
In Disney’s 2006 film ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ there is a villain character named Sheriff Blip. He is an evil arcade game controller who wants to destroy real gaming forever by putting an end to fun games like video games. His cruel personality earned him many enemies.
But above all else, one man hated his attitude – in fact, he despised it: Ralph (the main protagonist). At first glance, you might think that this arrogant bad boy just has some confidence issues because of how much older he seems than the rest of the characters.
Yet, deep down inside, maybe somewhere along the lines of childhood, there was a fan of ‘real arcades’ who loved getting completely obliterated by overzealous gamers.
Maybe behind those closed doors, there was a child who spent hours and days playing video games — only to be told they were not enough.
We never really get to know what caused those conflicts between Ralph and Blip, but we can assume that their personalities contributed. As time went on, Blip succumbed to mental illness which made it hard for him to control himself.
The life of WALL-E
In the movie, we learn that WALL-E is a robot produced by A.I. (artificial intelligence). His function is to oversee an air filtration system on a planet Earth inhabited by humans.
At first he serves as a caretaker for his human masters, cleaning and maintaining office space and sleeping bags while they are away.
But when one dies, WALL-E’s master signal goes out and he is forced into service as a clean-up droid in a vast landfill-like setting where he eventually discovers other robots with living patterns similar to his own.
This “crawling” feature is what sets him apart from the others and makes them functional members of their society. He also functions more efficiently than the rest, which enables him to discover new garbage dumps and find new ways to clean up the messes made by his fellow droids.
He learns from experience not only how to avoid waste but also how to eliminate mistakes others have made before him.
A robot hero
The movie “Wall-e” opens with an adaptation of a short story called ‘Little People’ by Ferdinand Frederic Marinoni, titled ‘The Small Family’.
In this story, human beings have multiplied so much that they require constant consumption of food and other resources to survive. Consequently, some people create robots to do their laborious work for them.
These robots are too powerful and independent for the humans who created them, and thus go out into the world to explore it! One such mobile exploration unit is Wall-e. Unfortunately, it gets caught up in something and has its memory wiped clean.
Humans then reassemble the scrap metal from the destroyed machine to use as materials to build another one. However, when they try to put all the pieces back together, they find that there aren’t any parts left.
Outraged at this waste, they begin ripping the parts off old machines in order to reuse the components. As soon as someone realizes what’s happening, everything begins breaking down again.
With no part available, production stops until more parts arrive via shipment. Meanwhile, wandering around without anything to do, Wall-e comes across some garbage cans and starts to play with them. He eventually builds himself a companion cube and calls her Eve. From that moment on he is unable to stop building things and creating new civilization forms.
Throughout “The Pixar Story,” you hear about how John Lasseter realized his dream of making animated films. You also learn that Steve Jobs came up with the idea for iPad.
It was inspired by some fairy tales, made into an interactive movie, and shown to executives in 2009. They loved it, so he decided to make it a product. But what if we told you that your favorite animation studio released a film (or ten) that was inspired by toys?
That’s right! Apple is responsible for creating iTunes, which has over 100 million users today. And their greatest creation just may be the iPod.
iTunes gave people everywhere access to music they hadn’t heard before. It changed the way musicians think about selling songs. And it helped make classic albums exciting again, by putting them onto a portable device that people could enjoy anywhere there were batteries.
What other products or services might have similar potential? Who knows?! Maybe this will help change the way you view art, entertainment, marketing, business, education, research, health, software development, meal preparation, sports, families, and parenting!
Walt Disney said, “If everybody is buying new things, then I must be doing something right.”
With its complex lens system, eye provides clear focus, allows us to see color, and transmits images focused through light onto the retina which processes visual information. The word “retina” comes from the Latin “rta”, meaning “dense pattern”. When looking into an animal’s eyes, you can see nothing but black spaces. But behind the white of your eyeball is a very complicated set of structures that work together to provide vision.
A commonly cited example of why we need eyes is given by Darwinian evolutionist Lester Ford in his article, Why Everything You Know About Evolution Is Wrong. He explains how the position of the eyes and their structure are what allow for precise control of movement. Eyes and vision are therefore critical components of human adaptability.
Vision is everything; without it we would be like blind insects, yet we can learn to survive without sight. It’s just difficult and requires understanding several physical actions needed for different tasks.
When considering the function of our eyes, it becomes important to understand how we view others as people. By knowing this, it will make sense as to why interactions with others require both cognitive skills and physical abilities. All humans have two brain bodies and two sets of eyes/vision. One side shows one thing, while the other tells a completely different story.
Conceptual awareness and self-awareness are similar constructs that illustrate the perception of personality characteristics that one might possess. These include the ability
A trash can
As you may have noticed, there are tons of garbage cans in our apartment (well, at least two). Why is that important? Well, these trash cans play an essential role in keeping us organized and helping us to be good digital citizens.
Since we have so many websites and online services that generate a ton of data, people need ways to conveniently get rid of it.
Trash cans are one common way to do this. When you put something in a trash can, you’re taking back control over what would otherwise become clutter or waste.
By putting things in the trash can, they no longer distract you or occupy space in your home/brain. Instead, you can focus on doing other things like cleaning or going shopping.