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We are the Gods now
Peter Weyland in TED 2023
  • ViscalViscal  
    Brometheus
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    The first Prometheus viral video confirms Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland who gives an invigorating speech at a TED Conference... from the future! You can watch this highly elaborate presentation on Youtube:



    Or check it out at the originating site: http://blog.ted.com/TED2023

    In this TED2023 link, you'll find a brief summary of the fictional Ted Talk and a Peter Weyland biography which are as follows:

    ABOUT THIS TALK:
    “Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.

    Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.”

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    “Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of the Millennium. The progeny of two brilliant parents; His mother, an Oxford Educated Professor of Comparative Mythology, his father, a self-taught software Engineer, it was clear from an early age that Sir Peter’s capabilities would only be eclipsed by his ambition to realize them. By the age of fourteen, he had already registered a dozen patents in a wide range of fields from biotech to robotics, but it would be his dynamic break-throughs in generating synthetic atmosphere above the polar ice cap that gained him worldwide recognition and spawned an empire.”

    In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide leader in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized industrial mission to leave the planet Earth. “There are other worlds than this one,” Sir Peter boldly declared, “And if there is no air to breathe, we will simply have to make it.“

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    In going back to the video above, you'll see at the end of the Weyland speech a website site address of the fictional Weyland Industries. The interesting element of this viral site is it that takes a cue from James Cameron's Aliens with the tag line from Weyland-Yutani "Building Better Worlds".

    Lastly, some Twitter personalities who are also part of the production of the movie have these things to say on this wonderful start to the viral campaign:

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    Glorious!
    I wanna go home and party.
  • aperezNWOaperezNWO  
    Colonist
    Viscal said:

    ...



    I tried to find the script of the speech, no luck:

    Detachment is our safest attachment
  • CharismCharism  
    Colonist
    In 0:40 there is link to site bit.ly/XXXXX on the background screen, but I can't read it right, or its jus bunch of letters, without any sense.
  • It makes me wonder how far into the future this is set since Ridley Scott is publicly conceeding that Peter Wayland is about middle aged in the year 2023, and yet has a small part in the movie (a minute we're told). The movie very obviously can't be set eleven years from now considering the fact that the technology espoused in the film (i.e. archeological expeditions into deep space) would not nearly be ready by 2023. Maybe 2050 at the earliest, and by then Weyland would be much older.

    So the question is, does Weyland make an appearance as an old man?

     

  • CharismCharism  (2 like this)
    Colonist
    Seems legit. This old man on wheelchair in hospital-like room, and in space suit, when Kate Dickie helps him to go outside.
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  • Hell yeah! Great work as usual Viscal.

    Perhaps we will only see a video feed of Peter Weyland in Prometheus. His legacy.
    You read it. I thought it was clear.
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  • Well according to Ray Kurzweil, reverse engineering of the aging gene should be available by the mid to latter half of the century...so that's a possibility.

    Anyway, I'm sure they hired consultants, like geneticists and astrophysicists, the way Danny Boyle did for Sunshine.

  • ViscalViscal  
    Brometheus
    I'm not sure if this was already discussed in the other thread (I'm doing a lot of catch up now) but:
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    I wanna go home and party.
  • deadinspacedeadinspace  (1 like this)
    Colonist

     

    Btw, close your eyes and listen to Guy Pierce speak--sounds exactly like John Hurt.

     

     

  • AeusAeus  
    Batswag
    Thank god this isn't in the movie.
    The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.
  • Viscal said:

    I'm not sure if this was already discussed in the other thread (I'm doing a lot of catch up now) but:
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    I've read that as well...but it's still 2023 in this promo, and Pierce in character is about middle aged, so assuming the promo is consistent with the Prometheus timeline, you'd have to assume he'd be much older to make an appearance in the film.
  • Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of the
    Millennium. The progeny of two brilliant parents; His mother, an Oxford
    Educated Professor of Comparative Mythology, his father, a self-taught
    software Engineer, it was clear from an early age that Sir Peter’s
    capabilities would only be eclipsed by his ambition to realize them. By
    the age of fourteen, he had already registered a dozen patents in a wide
    range of fields from biotech to robotics, but it would be his dynamic
    break-throughs in generating synthetic atmosphere above the polar ice
    cap that gained him worldwide recognition and spawned an empire.


    In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide leader
    in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized industrial
    mission to leave the planet Earth. “There are other worlds than this
    one,” Sir Peter boldly declared, “And if there is no air to breathe, we
    will simply have to make it.”

    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!
  • nineinchwondernineinchwonder  (3 like this)
    Colonist
    here's what he says. . . .




    T.E
    Lawrence, a Lawrence of Arabia but pretty much an Englishman favoured
    pinching a burning match between his fingers to put it out. When
    asked by his colleague William potter to reveal his trick, how is it
    so effectively he extinguished the flame without hurting himself
    whatsoever. Lawrence just smiled and said the trick Potter is not
    minding it hurts. The fire that danced at the end of that match was a
    gift from the Titan Prometheus. A gift that he stole from the gods
    and when Prometheus was caught and brought to justice for his theft,
    the gods well you might say they overacted a little. The poor man was
    tied to a rock as an eagle ripped through his belly and eat his liver
    over and over, day after day and although the night. All because he
    gave us fire. Our first true piece of technology. Fire. 100,000 BC
    stone tools. 4,000 BC the wheel. 9 century A.D, gun powder. Bit of a
    game changer that one! 19th century, eureka the light
    bulb! 20th century, the auto-mobile, television, nuclear
    weapons, space crafts, internet. 21st century, biotech,
    nanotech, fusion and vision and M-theory and that was just the first
    decade. We are now just three months into our lord 2023 and this
    moment now our civilisation, we can create cybernetic individuals who
    in just a few short years will be completely indistinguishable from
    us. Which leads to an obvious conclusion. We. . . are the gods now.



    For
    those of you who know me, you will be aware by now that my ambition
    is unlimited, you will know by now that I would settle for nothing
    short of greatness or will die trying. For those of you who do not
    yet know me, allow me to introduce myself.



    My
    name is Peter Weyland and if you'll indulge me. . .



    I'd
    like to change the world.



    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!
  • nineinchwondernineinchwonder  (2 like this)
    Colonist
    i think the other blockbusters this year should look at prometheus and take notes on how to hype a film.

    this isnt the year of the bat, or the year of the flying carpet man, a man spider or a black guy with an eye patch. this is the year of PROMETHEUS
    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!
  • BobSagatBobSagat  
    Colonist
    Writing a TEDTalk from the future: Q&A with Damon Lindelof
    A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
  • CharismCharism  
    Colonist
    Thanks for this text, now I can understand all, without text it was just ~60%. ;p
  • thanks bob cleared up a few things. cheers man
    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!
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  • ViscalViscal  
    Brometheus
    Thanks Bob!
    Also here's a bit more but this time from Jon Spaihts
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    I wanna go home and party.
  • Aeus said:

    Thank god this isn't in the movie.




    Yeah, kind of has a Jurassic Park feel to it, but fun nonetheless. Pretty sure they made it recognizing what they wanted it to be.

     

  • aperezNWOaperezNWO  
    Colonist
    @deadinspace lining up with the comment about that TED talk, it is like the fake ads of Resident Evil. They are not part of the movie but used for promo purposes.

    here's what he says. . . .

    ...



    @Nineinch, thanks man!
    Detachment is our safest attachment
  • i bet Mr Weyland has a walt disney appearance. bet he's on the mission in the far future. been frozen in hyper sleep, waking up every now and then to check up on things and is on the prometheus
    I was an AVP fan like you. . . Till I took an Arrow to the knee!!!!
  • ViscalViscal  
    Brometheus
    Not sure what to make of this yet, maybe it's just something imagined by the website linked on the bottom. Anyway, gonna put it here :p

    Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he
    announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic
    system by the end of the decade.Whether challenging the ethical
    boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the
    Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter
    prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year
    media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading
    next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.


    Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of
    the Millennium. The progeny of two brilliant parents; His mother, an
    Oxford Educated Professor of Comparative Mythology, his father, a
    self-taught software Engineer, it was clear from an early age that Sir
    Peter’s capabilities would only be eclipsed by his ambition to realize
    them. By the age of fourteen, he had already registered a dozen patents
    in a wide range of fields from biotech to robotics, but it would be his
    dynamic break-throughs in generating synthetic atmosphere above the
    polar ice cap that gained him worldwide recognition and spawned an
    empire. In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide
    leader in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized
    industrial mission to leave the planet Earth. “There are other worlds
    than this one,” Sir Peter boldly declared, “And if there is no air to
    breathe, we will simply have to make it.

    http://www.dailyblam.com/news/2012/02/28/prometheus-viral-marketing-begins-with-video-message-from-guy-pearce

    I wanna go home and party.
  • CharismCharism  
    Colonist
    So, in TED video Peter W. is only 23 years old? I highly doubt that. : P

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