I was watching Wall-E with my niece the other day. In the movie the CEO of Buy-N-Large mentioned that the humans on the ship may have experienced bone density loss and as such mutated, for lack of a better word, into the way we see them on in the movie.
My question - why did that happen?
In the propaganda commercial you see when Wall-E scoots by, the CEO is waving them off and we see “normal” humans playing at the pool with an inflated beach ball that seems to obey gravity as we would expect it.
The same proof of gravity is shown multiple times in the movie. Wall-E interrupted the auto-chair and John fell off and couldn’t get back up. When the robots and Captain are fighting over the boot with the plant in it, the boot falls down the garbage chute. When Otto the Auto Pilot robot starts controlling the tilt of the ship, the un-chairbound passengers start to feel the effects of the ship tilting.
Wouldn’t this artificial gravity be enough to handle the body’s need to grow properly in an Earth gravity based environment?