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Do Sentient Cars Dream Of Diesel Sheep?

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In a world where cars come to life, how would they actually behave?
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In a world where cars come to life, how would they actually behave? (Photo courtesy of http://www.thewrap.com/)

In a world where cars come to life, how would they actually behave? (Photo courtesy of http://www.thewrap.com/)

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What does it mean to be alive? Questions such as this are one the many visions conjured by the Pixar movie series, Cars. Released in 2006, the first in the metaphysical saga introduced us to sentient vehicles. The movie, while groundbreaking, also introduced numerous philosophical questions. For example, where do infant cars come from? Do these cars grow and develop as humans do, or are they “manufactured” as adult vehicles? The architectural wonders and numerous occupations these automotive humanoids have erected are tremendous, considering they do not have hands.

The philosophical paradoxes presented by these anthropomorphized vehicles, while amusing to children, conjure nothing but horror in the eyes of the enlightened. One example of the cruelty and gore featured in this series is the character of Tow Mater. Mater, as he is known by his friends, is a tow truck who inhabits a junkyard, filled with nothing but broken down and discarded cars parts. While this may be slightly amusing at first, are we as a people supposed to ignore the fact that this “lovable sidekick” is actually residing in a graveyard filled to the brim with carcasses that this deranged maniac collects from grisly crime scenes? Lovable sidekick? More like deranged lunatic.

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  1. nunya on January 18th, 2017 9:07 am

    And there goes my childhood, right out that window.

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