85 posts tagged Weyland corp
Swag from the set.
How many of you are dressing up tonight as characters from the film? Anyone going asthe Deacon?
Even though it has been a while since we last posted, and even though the new tagline for the film is Questions Will Be Answered, there are still a couple of unanswered questions in regards to the viral:
What is this CLASSIFIED page on ProjectPrometheus that we are still missing? A mishap on behalf of Weyland (as there are quite a few pages not linked there)…
The third video clip on the Project Prometheus Careers page - what’s up with that? We all thought it was going to be released in anticipation of 10.11.12., at least, as you will read below, before that plan got shelved…
This was from Fast Co.Create’s profile of the entire campaign (our recaps of which are under the Past Investment Opportunities tag) back when the movie came out. Now, what happened was, when the US Blu-ray/DVD release of the film was originally planned for 10.11.12. - October 11, 2012 by the American dating system, when Weyland Corp was incorporated, everything was building up perfectly to that point, until Fox pushed the release date to October 9, deactivating the What is 10.11.12. site (which did kind-of act as a glorified promo for the Blu-ray special features), and replaced it with this. Now, I personally really don’t think what Ignition meant by the “something new [that] happens” was just the original Blu-ray release date. The folks at Prometheus-Movie.com say that there is something definitely happening on November 10, 2012, what Europeans consider to be 10.11.12., but only time will tell what…
So, what do you think of all this? Did Weyland abandon the viral ship or is there something else afoot? Let us know…also we have a new Google+ page so add us to your circles!
I am a law only for my kind. I am no law for all…
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
T.E. Lawrence, eponymously of Arabia but very much an Englishman, favored 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 he so effectively 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, who were terrified of what we might do with it were it to fall into our hairy little paws. When Prometheus was caught, and bought to justice for his theft, the gods, well, you might say they…overreacted a little.
The poor man was tied to a rock as an eagle ripped through his belly and ate his liver over and over, day after day, ad infinitum. All because he gave us fire: our first true piece of technology.
Such a very long time ago. Which begs the question: what have we done with it?
100,000 BC: stone tools.
4,000 BC: the wheel.
800 BC: sun dial.
Ninth century AD: gunpowder. Bit of a game-changer, that one.
1441: the printing press, only slightly less impactful.
Nineteenth century: steam engine, railway; eureka, the Lightbulb!
Twentieth century: the automobile, television, nuclear weapons, spacecraft, internet.
Twenty-first century: biotech, nanotech, fusion and fission and M-theory; and that was just the first decade.
We are now 3 months into the year of our Lord, 2023. At this moment in our civilisation we are on the verge of terraforming planets undiscovered just a decade ago. We have identified the genetic chain of events behind 98 percent of cancers. A chain we have broken. Effectively curing them. 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.
…I haven’t been struck down, I’ll take that to mean I’m right.
We wield incredible power. The power to transform; to destroy and to create again. The question, of course, before us is what the hell are we supposed to do with this power; or more importantly, one should ask, what are we allowed to do with this power?
The answer to that, my friends, is nothing.
Rules, restrictions, laws, ethical guidelines…all but forbidding us from moving forwards! Well where were the ethics during the Arabian conflicts? Why are there rules preventing us from feeding impoverished cultures? How is there a law that states: if we build a man from wires and metal; a man who will never grow old, who will never feel the heat of a star, or the cold of the Moon, how is the creation of such an incredible individual considered unnatural?
The answer to all these questions is simple. These rules exsist because the people who created them were afraid of what would happen if they didn’t.
Well I am not afraid!
For those of you who know me, you will be aware by now that my ambition is unlimited. You know that I will settle for nothing short of greatness, or I will die trying.
For those of you 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.
Look what just arrived this morning…
Get your own at source link.
The black goo… explained?
by Gazelle Twin
album The Entire City
Gazelle Twin’s track Bell Tower, which is used in the extended version of Peter Weyland’s 2023 TEDTalk from the Prometheus Blu-ray. She was linked to the project early on, but no-one knew which track or what viral video this would be for… The 3-minute cut down web version of the TEDTalk that has been officially released in February to kickstart the viral campaign doesn’t contain the track.
We give you Sir Peter Weyland in this full version of his TEDTalk from 2023.
What looks to be the intro to the Prometheus Blu-ray, as pulled from the iTunes DigitalHD version.
Building Better Worlds since 10.11.12.
This just in:
David 8, the next generation Weyland Synthetic, is going to answer your questions on September 28th.
Post your questions for David on the wall by midday (UK time) on Thursday 6th September, and if your question is answered you will win an exclusive Weyland-Yutani goodie bag.
Watch out for the answers over on the official Prometheus Twitter profile @UK_Prometheus