Prometheus: Weyland corporate timeline

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(Here is the timeline from the old "" promotional website for Weyland industries presented in the Prometheus film. )


From Peter Weyland’s first commercially viable cybernetic android to the invention of the atmospheric processor, Weyland Industries has continued to innovate and work towards the realization of a better world. Over the years, our unique solutions, including a myriad of firsts, have served customers, communities and governments

alike across the globe and helped address many of the universe’s most challenging problems.

The following are some of the biggest accomplishments and newsworthy events of our company’s ambitious history. As you read, take note: This is how you build better worlds.

Project Prometheus Underway

Based on recent classified findings by Weyland researchers, the company determines the exact coordinates of a new destination for long-time pet project: Project Prometheus. New round of investment is immediately opened and mission planning enters full-swing.

January 1, 2073
Weyland Reorganizes

Weyland Industries consolidates all products and solutions into seven verticals: health, transportation, energy, electronics, terraforming, security and cybernetics.

March 9, 2072
Synapse Reestablisher

Weyland Industries earns patent number 18,364,003 for Method and Apparatus for device able to temporarily restart brain activity of deceased individuals.

August 16, 2071

Weyland Industries becomes Worldwide Olympic Partner and official “Cybernetics Company” of the Olympic movement through 2091.

May 13, 2071
FDA Approves MedPod for At-Home Use

Since FDA approval, one dozen have been produced with tens of thousands on back order.

June 30, 2070
David 7

Weyland builds and successfully deploys thousands of Seventh Generation Davids into workplaces across the universe. Human acceptance of David 7 reaches an all-time high thanks to Weyland’s highly classified emotional encoding technology, David 7 can accurately replicate most human emotions down to the tiniest nuance while consistently achieving all mission objectives.

July 6, 2068
David Joins the Workforce

As production costs for the David series decreases, Weyland Industries is increasingly able to extend those savings to everyday consumers, leading to remarkable proliferation of the product.

April 7, 2066
Transplanetary Peacekeeping

As Weyland Industries expands their terraforming activities and colonial endeavors, the company is approached by the US government to begin work on the formation of a colonial peacekeeping force trained or populated by marines in the event of future conflict.

November 20, 2065
S.P.W. Memorial Library

Sir Peter Weyland Memorial Library built in Washington, DC.

June 23, 2065
Advanced SE Suits

Significantly upgraded space suit includes a variety of Weyland patented features, such as cadium exo-skeleton; info display with mission details; vitals: environmental stats and more.

August 11, 2064

Weyland Industries earns patent number 17,900,353 for Method and Apparatus for an antigravity device that 3D live-maps any foreign terrain, revolutionizing the pre-process of terraforming and developing new colonies.

December 1, 2063
David 6

Only 7% of humans can recognize the sixth generation of David as a cybernetic individual.

February 26, 2062
Medpod 720i Patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 16,572,092 for Method and Apparatus for the first fully-automated diagnosis and surgical station.

September 2, 2061
Broca Dialectical Implant

Weyland Industries introduces revolutionary, game-changing language tool. It is the first ever to require no actual learning on the consumer’s behalf.

August 9, 2060
Portable Decontamination Pack

Weyland introduces unique expedition security apparatus able to decontaminate indoor and outdoor environments. Apparatus mines surrounding air for flammable compounds, making it ultra light-weight as well as self-replenishing.

July 22, 2059
Lifeboat Patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 15,999,127 for Method and Apparatus for an ejectable luxury pod able to sustain one human life for up to 50 years.

May 6, 2057
Power Loader Patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 15,725,924 for Method and Apparatus for a mechanised exo-skeleton used for lifting and moving heavy objects such as crates and vehicle weaponry.

January 29, 2056
Top Company for Executive Women

NAFE (National Association for Female Executives) names Weyland Industries a Top 50 Company for Executive Women.

August 1, 2055
David 5

Weyland makes significant intellectual and emotional updates to the David android, further increasing human acceptance.

July 7, 2052
ATV NR6 patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 14,524,002 for Method and Apparatus for first manned land-vehicle capable of negotiating vertical surfaces. This technology permits Weyland scientists and terraforming teams to reach previously inaccessible destinations.

February 14, 2052
RT01 Group Transport

Weyland Industries makes essential updates to on-planet transport. The new vehicle is capable of traversing any known terrain and has virtually no weight limit for cargo, passengers and equipment.

April 19, 2051
Weyland Supports the Future

Weyland Industries writes $5 billion check to Little Explorers -- a charity dedicated to the education of troubled middle school students interested in science and technology.

November 20, 2042
Establishment of HD 85512 b

Weyland Industries awarded government contract to build and maintain HD 85512 b Class E Correctional Unit. Prisoners from Earth and other facilities are successfully relocated, and many have since been rehabilitated into society.

August 18, 2042
David 4

David 4 becomes the first commercially available model of the David series. He is eventually expected to improve work-flow and efficiency at offices and homes across the world.

April 1, 2042
Discovery of Acheron LV-426

Weyland astronomers discover multiple moons and a ringed planet just outside the Zeta 2 Reticula System, which are possibly able to support life. Weyland expects to travel there within the century.

May 14, 2039
GJ 667Cc

Using the Weyland Atmospheric Processor, the first functional and breathable atmosphere is produced on planet GJ 667Cc clearing the way for further terraforming activities on other planets.

May 28, 2039
Auto-compensation Patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 13,345,075 for Method and Apparatus for an add-on feature to Weyland Storm capable of compensating for composition, density, pressure and refractive index of any atmosphere.

March 2, 2039
Weyland Supports Veterans

Weyland Industries becomes chief employer of Asian Conflict veterans supplying 35% with steady work.

July 4, 2038
Discovery of the Outer Veil

Weyland astronomers note an area of space appearing very rich in minerals and other natural resources. Weyland expected to travel there within the century.

December 21, 2037
Fortune 500

Fortune 500 names Weyland Industries number one on their list of “10 best companies to work for.”

December 15, 2037
Explorers Academy

Weyland Industries launches the Explorers Academy -- an alternative grad school for underprivileged college students interested in the fields of biotech, nanotech, cybernetics and terraforming. Top graduates of the program are offered positions at Weyland Industries.

August 25, 2036
New Offices opened

Weyland Industries opens several new offices across the globe expanding corporate presence to Greece, Antarctica, El Salvador, and South Africa to name a few.

July 21, 2035
David 3

After android regulations are lifted, the third generation David is deployed internally in order to test human acceptance of cybernetics individuals. Results are encouraging.

June 30, 2035
NSF Lifts Restrictions on Androids

The National Science Foundation (NSF) lifts restrictions on the commercial use of David androids.

May 11, 2035

Weyland Industries introduces the first FTL-capable SEV (space exploration vehicle).

January 17, 2034
1 millionth employee hired

His name is Dr. Richard Post and he serves as Chief Statistician to the Electronics Division.

October 4, 2033
Ballistic Development

Weyland creates new 5.56 millimeter round made of metals mined from the circumstellar habitable zone planets orbiting within Gliese 581 capable of traveling at max velocity in any atmosphere at any range.

July 4, 2033
FTL Travel made possible

Weyland scientists discover the inverse relationship between velocity and the flow of time making the long sought-after concept of faster than light travel a reality. The search for practical application begins.

May 20, 2032
Major Security Acquisitions

Weyland acquires four of the largest existing defense conglomerates in the world. These major acquisitions significantly bolsters multinational defense, security, and aerospace technology holdings.

April 3, 2032

Terraforming begins on Luna with plans for multiple settlements.

August 10, 2031
Hypersleep Chambers Patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 12,004,556 for Method and Apparatus for a device that can initiate, monitor and terminate hypersleep. HCs revolutionize space travel permitting increasingly longer, more advanced missions and enabling unprecedented discovery.

July 27, 2030
Weyland Wins Patent Suit

After years of litigation, Weyland wins the David patent lawsuit against the Japanese start-up Yutani Corporation, effectively protecting the investments of both Weyland Industries and its shareholders.

December 12, 2029
Weyland Aquires CERN

Europe's nuclear research co-operative runs out of government funding. Weyland acquires the organization as well as their largest particle accelerator and other facilities.

September 18, 2029
Atmospheric Processor Patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 11,280,599 for Method and Apparatus for a device that enhances the capacity of an extraterrestrial planetary environment to support life; effectively the first fully-automated atmospheric processor. This patent is expected to make our founder’s famous boast a reality: “There are other worlds than this one, and if there is no air to breathe, we will simply have to make it.”

August 9, 2029
Stasis Function Discovered

Weyland labs in San Francisco discover the body’s ability to hypersleep - the complete cessation of life processes, which can be restarted when stasis is removed. The search for a practical application begins.

May 20, 2028
$100 Billion in Five Short Years

Weyland Industries becomes first company in history to achieve a market capitalization of $100 billion in five years.

March 31, 2028
David 2

Weyland makes significant adjustments to the David android prototype, facilitating David’s first interaction with humans. This initial meeting is very promising.

January 1, 2028
Weyland Takes Over Kepler Mission

Weyland privatizes NASA’s famous Kepler mission, increases its funding 10-fold and within the year discovers 6,546 more bio-compatible planets.

November 18, 2026
Weyland Industries Expands Biotech Presence

Weyland acquires the world’s largest public biotech firm, significantly bolstering the company’s biotech holdings.

September 30, 2026
Auto-Adjust Crosshairs Patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 10,445,075 for Method and Apparatus for self-adjusting crosshairs that auto-process windage, Coriolis effect, trajectory, etc. -- eliminating the need for spotters and mathematical formulas.

June 3, 2026
Advanced Polyurethane Compound Patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 9,158,239 for a chemical composition of classified properties able to almost perfectly replicate the biological features and texture of human skin.

March 22, 2026
David 1

Weyland manufactures the first advanced android prototype model of its kind. He is affectionately called David, a name Sir Peter Weyland had initially reserved for his own human son.

January 7, 2025
The Weyland Storm Rifle

Weyland Industries introduces first rifle able to track targets from over 500 klicks away, as well as determine target’s health, physique and whether they can be locked down.

September 10, 2024
Holographic Environment Simulator

Weyland Industries makes first foray into the luxury goods market with its Holographic Environment Simulator. It is the first HES able to accurately recreate the aesthetic, mood and sounds of any place in the known world, as well as provide live video feed from any calibrated receiver.

September 6, 2024
Rifling Rectification

Weyland military engineers make first significant improvement to rifling technology since the 19th century, tripling speed and doubling accuracy of projectiles. Exact rifling pattern and twist rate remain classified.

May 10, 2024
Cybernetic Individual Patented

Weyland Industries earns patent number 8,128,899 for Method and Apparatus for cybernetic individuals for use in scientific and industrial environments.

August 5, 2023

In a now legendary TED Talk, Sir Peter Weyland clarifies his vision for Weyland Industries, laying the groundwork for the next 50 years of Building Better Worlds.

February 28, 2023
Nobel Peace Prize

Sir Peter Weyland is awarded the Nobel Peace prize in Medicine for his cancer cure.

February 4, 2023
Cure for the Common Cancer

Scientists from the Health Division identify the genetic chain of events for 98% of cancers. Using genetically-altered cells as well as elements found beyond Earth’s heavens, Weyland successfully deploys an effective cure for almost all cancers.

June 1, 2022
Weyland revives JIMO

Using capital from his 2015 success, Weyland acquires copyrights to technology developed by NASA’s innovative but poorly funded Project Prometheus. With Weyland’s significantly augmented funding for the project, JIMO became a reality and proves the existence of simple life in Europa’s ocean.

December 19, 2017
Nobel Peace Prize

Sir Peter Weyland is honored with the Nobel Peace prize in Science for his extraordinary atmospheric work over the polar ice cap.

December 10, 2017
A Young Knight

At the age of 25, Sir Peter Weyland becomes one of the youngest people to ever achieve knighthood.

July 17, 2016
Weyland Reverses Global Warming

Using a precursor to the atmospheric processor of his own invention, Peter Weyland is able to generate a localized synthetic atmosphere above the polar ice cap, effectively ending global warming.

February 2, 2016
Initial Round of Investment Capital

Following Weyland’s success with solar panels, Weyland Industries receives funding from a trio of major venture capital firms.

June 30, 2015
A Truly Renewable Energy

Weyland Industries launches first industrialized space mission to install solar panels that align and move in Earth’s orbital plane but at an axial tilt, imitating a perpetual summer solstice. The renewable energy gathered in the months following this expedition made Peter Weyland his first billion.

March 27, 2015
Weyland Incorporates

Weyland Corporation is recognized as a legal entity and corporation under United States law and receives their Certificate of Incorporation from the Companies House in the United Kingdom. Due to the combined value of Sir Peter Weyland’s various patents and patent-pendings, the company incorporates with a higher fair market valuation than any other company in history.

October 11, 2012
Peter Weyland turns 14

Days after his 14th birthday, Peter Weyland is granted a Method Patent for a synthetic trachea constructed entirely of synthetically-engineered stem cells. It is his 12th registered patent to date.

October 1, 2004
A Maverick is Born

Peter Weyland is born in Mumbai, India to an Oxford-educated Professor of Comparative Mythology and a self-taught engineer.

October 1, 1990

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