In WALL-E, directed by Andrew Stanton, humanity has polluted Earth to the point that it is uninhabitable. They left robots to clean up the mess and went into space, where they became fully reliant on technology to perform even the simplest tasks, and have not changed culturally since leaving Earth. WALL-E, one of the cleaning robots, and EVE, a probe sent by the humans to check up on Earth, bring a plant from Earth into space to indicate to humanity that they can come home. Some of the robots on the human ship try to prevent them, and the humans eventually have to break free of their reliance. Humans need self-reliance in certain areas. Being human is more about actions and emotions than biology. This movie shows that too much technology can cause people to lose their ability to do things for themselves, and when that happens, how they experience a cultural atrophy.