[LINK] Pixar works to make the future better

An anal­y­sis of how Pixar is pro­mot­ing tran­shu­man­ist ideals.


>Pixar films con­tain a com­plex, nu­anced, philo­soph­i­cal and poli­ti­cal essence that, when viewed across the com­pany’s com­plete cor­pus, be­gins to emerge with some clar­ity.

>There are cer­tain rules in Pixar movies … The first is that there is no magic. No prob­lems are caused or fixed by the wave of a wand. Se­cond, ev­ery Pixar film hap­pens in the world of hu­man be­ings … The third rule is that at least one main char­ac­ter is an in­tel­li­gent be­ing that isn’t a hu­man.

> In each case, the de­viant non-hu­man is os­tra­cized.

>In be­ing os­tra­cized, how­ever, the non-hu­man en­coun­ters a hu­man.

> Fur­ther­more, the hu­man is also de­viant.

>The new is seen as dan­ger­ous and there­fore feared.

>Vic­tory in the bat­tle for the rights and re­spect from both groups will come from an act of ex­em­plary per­son­hood and hu­mane­ness by those who dare to break ranks with their kind. …the benefits for hu­man­ity are tremen­dous in ev­ery case where non-hu­man per­sons are treated with re­spect.

>Pixar has given those who would fight for per­son­hood the nar­ra­tives nec­es­sary to con­vince the world that non-hu­mans that dis­play char­ac­ter­is­tics of a per­son de­serve the rights of a per­son.

>The mes­sage hid­den in­side Pixar’s mag­nifi­cent films is this: hu­man­ity does not have a monopoly on per­son­hood. In what­ever form non- or su­per-hu­man in­tel­li­gence takes, it will need brave souls on both sides to defend what is right. If we can live up to this bur­den, hu­man­ity and the world we live in will be bet­ter for it. An en­tire gen­er­a­tion has been reared with the sub­con­scious seeds of these ideas planted down deep.