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Viral Video: TED 2023 (According to “Prometheus”)

Here’s a clever spoof video that was prepared for the TED conference, ending today in Long Beach, Calif.

It’s for the upcoming movie by Ridley Scott, “Prometheus,” and pretends its main character (played by Guy Pearce) is a speaker at the event, which is a favorite of Silicon Valley players.

On a fake Web site depicting the corporation around which the film revolves, it notes of the appearance: “Considered a seminal moment in the career of our founder Peter Weyland, this 2023 TED Talk launched Weyland Corp into the international spotlight.”

Clever:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik