In 2775, on the
deserted Earth, there remains only WALL-E, a clean and curious robot cleaner,
who shapes in blocks of equal size the detritus of a population that has
overconsumed and polluted to force his own exodus . One day, the industrious
machine receives the visit of EVE, a female robot sent by the humans to check
the state of habitability of the planet. Initially hostile to WALL-E, EVE
gradually gets closer and affectionate links are created between them. But
their contact breaks when she takes possession of a plant, a symbol of life,
then the vessel on which she arrived repatriates her. WALL-E, refusing
separation, clings to it and flies off.
No need to present
Wall-e, this world-famous animated film featuring two robots with human
behavior in a context of advanced global crisis. But beyond the pretty little
story to a predictable “happy ending”, the scenario puts us in the
shelter barely hidden on the very dangerous path in which our so-called
“developed” civilizations have embarked.
Wall-e, this animated
film with worldwide success featuring two robots with human behaviour against a
background of advanced global crisis. But beyond the pretty little story to
predictable “happy end”, the scenario puts us on guard barely
concealed on the very dangerous path in which our so-called
“developed” civilizations have engaged.
The movie “Wall-E”, I was on the few
movies in the word that mad me think constantly during the movie, there was so
many information, picture and facts that blew my mind (pollution, obesity,
technology, intelligence artificial ..).
No need to present Wall-e, this animated film with worldwide success
featuring two robots with human behaviour against a background of advanced
global crisis. But beyond the pretty little story to predictable “happy
end”, the scenario puts us on guard barely concealed on the very dangerous
path in which our so-called “developed” civilizations have engaged.
This movie addresses a reality that only few people talk about it in our days,
this movie didn’t only make me think
but also try to find some solution in order on prevent ourselves and the next
generation from the consequences of technology (Isolation, Obesity, Pollution, lack of privacy ..).
The film Wall-E takes place in a world where the planet
Earth was deserted following the accumulation of rubbish on the whole globe,
leaving no other choice to humans than to emigrate on a ship in the world.
space while robots are busy cleaning the globe in the hope that life will
resume. In the animated fiction, the terrestrial ecosystem has been ravaged by
overconsumption that has led to extreme pollution of the environment,
transformed outright into huge dump. The analogy to contemporary globalization
is obvious. Once on the vessel that serves as a residence for this paunchy and
sinister humanity, Wall-E also discovers how human beings are disconnected from
their environment, vital information and the real world. This reflects the
reality were people rather the stay in their smartphone than communicate or
spend time with the family and friends.
8/ If you were to create a robot based
on what you saw in Wall-E, what kind of capabilities would it have and would
you want it to have a personality? Why or why not?
If I had to create a robot based in what
I saw in Wall-E, I will still create a developed robot that will be able to
manage several tasks in order to help the human being in his life because man
initially needs to make robots for practical purposes (building cars) or epistemic
(relating to knowledge: exploring the moon, the oceans). I will make sure that
that my robot will never like a human being. After all, a robot does not have
to look like a human to clean our floor or explore the seabed, based on what I
learned on the INFO I101 lecture the Uncanny Valley is graph that demonstrate
that the more the robot looks like a human being the more people will hate it
and get afraid of it (Paul, Logan, Pr. “Real Digital.” INFO I101. Indiana
University, Bloomington. 11 Sept. 2017. Lecture.). First, I want to make sure that there is certainly a
fascination with the idea that we can artificially create living beings and
even more humans. Some humanoid robots are then created for purposes that are
neither practical nor epistemic, but rather aesthetic. Second, I want to create
humanoid robots to escape loneliness and obtain a substitute for social
relations, which avoids certain difficulties of real social relations (we can
submit, make admire, turn off a robot at leisure!) “The Importance of Robots.” Techwalla. N.p., 29 Mar. 2013. Web. 29 Nov. 2017.
4/ Technology can do a lot for us. We
already see examples in our everyday lives, smart home devices, mobile
assistants, etc… What is your opinion of the technologies shown in the movie?
Choose one technology to critique – how is it helpful to people? How is it
harmful? Is it more helpful or harmful? Support your answer with specific
examples from the movie and real-world.
Technology is very important aspect in
our life. Therefore, it could bring a positive impact in if we had control upon
it or negative impact if we didn’t control it . One of the big subject related
to technology is communication, it plays a huge role in our life, the distance
didn’t become a problem anymore because no matter where you are (country, state
or place) you can still talk and communicate with whoever you want trough text,
call, pictures or video using technology such as facetime, snapchat, Facebook…
In the movie, we can see that
communication completely changed through the time, the development was due to a
method we learned in our lecture called problem solving (Paul, Logan, Pr.
“Problem Solving.” INFO I101. Indiana University, Bloomington. 18
Sept. 2017. Lecture.) . Once on the ship that
serves as a residence for this paunchy and sinister humanity, Wall-E also
discovers how human beings are disconnected from their environment and the real
world. Absorbed by hologram screens few inches away from their eyes, humans are
creating a constant hubbub of remote conversations and television
entertainment. The communication is done only by screens interposed, so much so
that it is necessary for the robot to “unplug” the person if he wants
to address her. “MSG
Management Study Guide.” Importance
of Communication in an Organization. 11, 11 Dec. 2011. Web. 29 Nov. 2017.
When Wall-E goes the new world, the residents are chair bound and
drinking large sodas. Technology is intended to be designed to make our lives
easier but where is that line? What kind of ethical standards might
developers and designers in this new world value?
At the heart of this
moribund consumer society are overweight human beings, beasts in bats that are
no longer wanted. Their diet comes down to a meal served as a liquid that they
drink with straw from a plastic glass so as not to risk strangulation. The
scene symbolizes this notion of sharing, elementary to meals in human
societies. “Health Risks of Being Overweight.” National Institute of
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, 01 Feb. 2015. Web. 29 Nov. 2017.
This problem of
obesity is necessarily correlated with our modern eating habits, which are
prevalent in developed or fast developing countries. But it is also the fact of
a sedentary life increased by our modes of displacement favoring the use of
machines. The individual vehicles presented in Wall-E are already finding their
counterpart in our world. It is not uncommon for people to be able to use
electric vehicles on the sidewalk instead of walking. Motorized chairs, too,
have already entered the markets, all in a context of energy crisis, ecological
and climate. (Paul, Logan, Pr. “Techno Ethics.” INFO I101. Indiana
University, Bloomington. 25 Sept. 2017. Lecture.)
In Wall-E there is one specific
antagonist (bad guy) – what was “his” role? What type of technology
was “he”? Describe the flaws of the antagonist and how
“his” programming could be beneficial AND problematic. Use specific
examples from the movie (of his actions for example) and from the real-world to
support your answer.
During the movie, there
was only one specific antagonist, it was the robot helping the pilot. In the
movie when EVE find the plant it wants to give it to the pilot but the robot
did his best to stop this scenario to happen because the machine wanted everybody
to stay in the spaceship so it can take control of everyone, as a result of
that the machine (manager and assistant of the pilot) is considered the “bad guy”. This scene
reflects the sensible subject in our world called Intelligence Artificial. In my
opinion AI will evolve rapidly in the decades to come. In fact, the scientific
community is divided on the path to follow. Some big industrialists and
scientists like Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking are particularly
worried about the consequences that a lack of control would have on the
artificial intelligences: cyberwar, piracy, robots killers, explosion of the
unemployment …. (Paul, Logan, Pr. “Problem Solving.” INFO I101. Indiana
University, Bloomington. 18 Sept. 2017. Lecture.)
But, like any form of technology, the impact of AI
depends on what one does with it: it also brings with it prospects for positive
evolution for Man and the planet. In the medical field, for example, it can
make reliable diagnoses possible in a matter of seconds and without necessarily
passing a battery of painful or uncomfortable tests to the patient. “Artificial Intelligence.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 29 Nov. 2017,