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Prometheus

OK, so strictly this one hasn’t happened yet and belongs to a fictional universe which, alright, means that strictly it’s unlikely to ever happen. And sure, it’s by no means certain that in 11 years TED will have become such a massive event that it will take place in full stadiums of cheering nerds (although we quite like that prospect). That said, this use of viral marketing is clever enough that it’s worthy of TED in its own right, and so earns its place here. This clip sees industrialist Peter Weyland set out his vision of the future. It’s a vision that we know will lead to galactic mega-corporation Weyland-Yutani and its entanglement with a certain xenomorphic species so, while grand enough for the forum, it’s perhaps not the most long-sighted of the talks here. At least, we hope none of the other talks we’ve listed here lead, however indirectly, to quite such bloody consequences.

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1 You can talk the talk...
You've got to give credit to Cameron for having the cojones to not only talk passionately about his love for marine exploration but to risk his fortune and life to pursue it. Goes way beyond "big boy's toys" and into the realms of genuinely inspiring. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environ ment-17013038 More

Posted by kevtiggersmith on Tuesday March 20, 2012, 13:43

2 While Cameron is good, Scott is EPIC
Both directors are in a class by themselves, but if I had to choose between them when I want to watch Sci-fi; I would pick Ridley Scott for sure! More

Posted by mondain on Thursday March 15, 2012, 17:17

3 Come back JC
I wish James Cameron would make more movies. And more non-sci-fi ones too. I'd love to see his take on World War II. More

Posted by BenTramer on Wednesday March 14, 2012, 21:34

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The James Cameron one is really interesting - and I have to apologize to him! I was one of those people who would have a go at him for thinking he just sat back for 12 years while he waited to make Avatar, but it sounds like he was just taking some time to do what he loves. I respect that. Sorry, James. More

Posted by Whistler on Friday March 9, 2012, 11:41

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The James Cameron one is really interesting - and I have to apologize to him! I was one of those people who would have a go at him for thinking he just sat back for 12 years while he waited to make Avatar, but it sounds like he was just taking some time to do what he loves. I respect that. Sorry, James. More

Posted by Whistler on Friday March 9, 2012, 11:23

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