In general I'll take any excuse to go see a kid's movie. Aside from the fact that I'm currently at the buy real viagra online without prescription stage in my life where I find six year-olds to be annoying, content created for them often seems to be extremely entertaining. Proving, once again, that since I'm a grown-up now...it's my turn to decide what that means.
But, obviously, as chief geek here at EcoGeek I had to online order viagra go see Wall*E; the story of a little solar-powered robot left behind to take care of the mess left on Earth. The result, aside from a wonderful and tramadol 100 mg humorous love story in which the robots seem considerably more human than humans, contains some interesting ideas about the environment and technology.
In the movie, the Earth is abandoned in about 2110...about 100 years from now. In that time, we've made some good advances in renewable energy, and even efficiency, but it wasn't enough.
Wall*E himself is the most prominent example of clean technology. We've covered robots that may help to sort trash, or break it down into more manageable chunks. But obviously Wall*E's finest clean technology are his exceptionally (in fact, impossibly) efficient solar panels. Just like the Solio charger, Wall*E's panels expand and fold-out to become larger than the surface area of Wall*E himself.
However, the surface area of the panels, at most two feet square, won't ever provide enough electricity for Wall*E's roving and trash compacting (never mind his high-powered laser.) To actually renewably charge the online order levitra army of self-sustaining robots (of which Wall*E is the last remaining survivor) a huge solar array would need to be maintained (by other robots) and Wall*E would have to visit it regularly for recharges.
Alternately, it's possible that an invisible and undiscussed satellite array is collecting huge amounts of online cheap viagra energy in orbit around the earth. And when Wall*E needs a charge he calls down a super-powerful beam of photons or microwaves. That would allow him to charge for a full day's work in a matter of minutes.
Additionally, on the post-apocalyptic earth, advertisements are solar powered and holographic projections for the mega-corps who have taken over as our government are only turned on when they detect movement.
Aside from the disturbing idea that Wal-Mart may one day be our government, it's true that they're using similar technology to viagra 100 turn off display lights when there are no shoppers, saving tons of electricity. And they have what may turn out to be the largest privately owned collection of solar panels in the world.
In Wall*E's world we seem to have developed some great environmental technologies. Wind turbines abound...though they are covered up to their necks in the refuse of our civilization. This, for me, was the movie's most powerful statement. Is it possible that, no matter how much power we produce renewably, we will never satisfy the cialis online without prescription demand of the Earth's people. Will we simply consume our way back into the hole of buy viagra in london england unsustainability no matter what solutions are presented by technology?
Obviously I hope that's not the case. I do, however, think it's possible. While humans are very good at creating solutions, we're also very good at being stupid. The massive amounts of refuse on low price cialis the planet don't seem to be the true problem. It's the pollution of the skies and ground that has destroyed plant and price levitra animal life that really seems to have forced humans off the planet.
And while there are several examples of robots that are looking to monitor pollution, and even some that might help us grow food or clean pollution, the massive scale of the potential problem is daunting.
Obviously, I'm taking all of this from a movie that is about robot love...not about the environment. But the fact that such a vision of the future is visit our site where buy levitra even culturally acceptable and doesn't seem at all ridiculous is a pretty big step. Recognizing you have a problem is the first step in the treatment of any disease. And, in the end, that may be Wall*E's biggest contribution to environmental technology.
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