Processor manufacturer NVIDIA releases word that the crop circle discovered in a Salinas California barley field was a promotional image for their latest mobile processor, the Tegra K1.
They say it’s out of this world.
So, when our Tegra team tried to figure out how to tell this story – in a creative way – they kept returning to a simple theme: How impossibly advanced this stuff is. So advanced, it seemed otherworldly.
That’s when we reached out to a team of crop circle experts. They flew in after Christmas and quickly headed to a dusty field in an effort our marketing team dubbed “Project 192,” — a reference to the number of graphics cores in K1.
The field’s owner had planted the barley, as many farmers do, to be plowed under, renewing the land. Meanwhile, it provided the perfect canvas for our crop circle specialists who drove out to the site accompanied by our team. They worked quickly.
Apparently there were clues hidden in the pictogram. A few crop circle “experts” were rather convinced it was “real”. It was real alright, as real as crop circles are – made by people, not aliens. When will croppies get the message. You sound completely ridiculous. Aliens are not creating art in our farm fields.
Any strange picture, video, event, puzzle, has really good odds of being a hoax or part of a marketing scheme. We must always consider that option before a paranormal one.
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