Being such huge fans of TED, I just had to post this TEDTalk (Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world) from the year 2023 as envisioned by Prometheus director Ridley Scott! Although it appears to be pure fantasy, if you read any literature on future trends, it may one day be our reality, and a scary one at that.
“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.
Conceived and designed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof and directed by Luke Scott.”