Peter Weyland, founder of Weyland Industries, shared this historic video of his first Ted Talk in 2023.

Considered a seminal moment in the career of our founder Peter Weyland, this 2023 TED Talk launched Weyland Corp into the international spotlight. [via Weyland Industries]

He highlights the history of invention, including the recent 21st century innovations “Biotech, Nano tech, Fusion, Fision and N-Theory”, and the fact that we can create “cybernetic individuals” now.

In addition, TED published his bio.

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.

Confused? If you are a sci-fi fan, you might were able to connect the dots – Weyland Industries is part of Weyland-Yutani, the fictional company in the Aliens franchise. It’s part of a very well executed social media campaign for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, in theaters June 8, 2012. Huffington Post has more background information.

Very impressive and extremely successful use of social media for advertisement.