Similarites between World Inc. and Wall-E

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I agree, corporations are taking over various government. Some governments are mere puppets of multi billions corporations.
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Definitely a good observation, both worlds were run by corporations. One ditched Earth and moved to space though which like you said makes them totally different too.
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I also noticed the connection. Obviously Wall-E is more hopeful, where World, Incorporated has a more hardened view of the world.
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There are some similarities. It is a controlled society. Big Government runs everything. The holographic advertisements are everywhere. Both have the voice controlled computers. Both reinforce the message that being an individual is bad, uniformity is good. - With movies like this geared toward children, we may have this type of society sooner than we think.
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kdstrack wrote: 24 Aug 2018, 16:42 There are some similarities. It is a controlled society. Big Government runs everything. The holographic advertisements are everywhere. Both have the voice controlled computers. Both reinforce the message that being an individual is bad, uniformity is good. - With movies like this geared toward children, we may have this type of society sooner than we think.
That’s actually a really good point. It’s also so much easier to target kids these days because of the amount of time they spend online.
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The similarity is the precedence of private enterprise over public interest. The private corporations, for example, exist more for private gratification as opposed to the public interest.
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There are some subtle similarities that I have noticed, but most all science fiction books have overlapping themes, so I wouldn't be surprised.
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Bianka Walter wrote: 02 Aug 2018, 12:00 I know that the two stories couldn't be more different, but I couldn't help noticing some big similarities between World Incorporated and the Pixar film Wall-E.
In both, the big corporations take over, and the somewhat mindless people go about their everyday lives without much stimulation.
Did anyone else notice a slight connection between the two? Was there anything else from the book that shared themes from Wall-E?
Quite an observation. Most futuristic novels often appear to share some similar themes given the trend of corporations getting stronger and stronger than most governments.
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This is a very common sci fi trope. I try to avoid resding and writing these types of stories.
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This is the second forum where I have read and book and have had someone compare it to Wall-E. I just don't get it. Wall-E wasn't even that great of an experience. I have to say that Wall-E didn't even cross my mind during this book or any other...probably not even Wall-E.
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I felt the same way, though, as others have mentioned, it is bound to happen in similar genres
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Yeah, definitely some similarities with the big corporations running the world and the citizens existing in a repressed state, almost as automatons.
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I haven't read this book yet, but knowing there are similarities between it and the movie makes me interested in it. It is something that the big corporations take over. I like when you can compare/contrast a book to another book or movie.
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I didn't pay attention to that until it was mentioned, but now I can see some similarities
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Wall-E is one of my favorite movies because it shows how "mindless people go about their everyday lives without much stimulation." I did think about it and was surprised when you posted this because I like to make references to the movie often, but most people don't know what I am talking about. I don't think there are many similarities but it did come to mind.
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