OpenAI’s new Sora video is an FPV drone ride through the strangest TED Talk you’ve ever seen – and I need to lie down

OpenAI’s new Sora text-to-video generation tool won’t be publicly available until later this year, but in the meantime it’s offering some tantalizing glimpses of what it can do – including a mind-boggling new video (below) showing what TED Conversations may look like this in forty years.

To create the FPV drone-style video, TED Talks teamed up with OpenAI and filmmaker Paul Trillo, who has been using Sora since February. The result is an impressive, if somewhat baffling, fly-through of futuristic conference calls, strange laboratories and underwater tunnels.