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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald