“Mankind’s greatest mistake will be its inability to control the technology it has created.” Strong words to start out a strong trailer. They’re fitting once you see the rest of it and the tone in store for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Disappointingly, there’s no gameplay footage included. But it appears we won’t have to wait long for that.
The newest teaser for the next Call of Duty entry starts off with clips from the last few decades or so in sports. Many of the world’s most prolific athletes are doping to get ahead. Then we quickly jettison ahead to the scientific world toying with the Human Genome Project. The trailer then touches on modern day, and “the age of wearable technology.” Then we hit the future.
“Mankind’s greatest mistake will be its inability to control the technology it has created.”
Discrimination against “modified persons” is deemed unconstitutional. “Modified athletes” are allowed to compete in professional sports. The fastest human in history is a woman with prosthetic legs. In 2041, a breakthrough, scientists have created “the first networked brain-to-brain connection.” We can literally share our thoughts with one another.
That’s just the beginning. Ten years after that humans are upgrading their DNA, and buying organ replacements has become the world’s “newest luxury.” But in 2061 things start to get ugly. Riots begin emerging against scientists and bioengineering firms. “Playing God” is not okay to large amount of the world’s population. But what the public doesn’t know is, while we’re out buying the latest retinal chips at the mall, “the military is light-years ahead of that.” And this is the premise of Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
“Neuro control. Voluntary limb replacement. This is happening. The only question that remains is how far will we allow it to go?” These are the fundamental principles that seem to be at play for Black Ops III. The government denies any involvement in such programs, of course. But for the sake of the Call of Duty franchise we know it’s happening. But exactly what is happening we’ll have to wait a few days to find out.
Activision and Treyarch will official reveal Call of Duty: Black Ops III this weekend on Sunday, April 26th. Until then, check out the latest teaser trailer below and give us your thoughts in the comments.