The Prometheus Project is a personal biographical documentary about Larry Smarr – the Forrest Gump of American Science. His multi-disciplinary approach to scientific breakthroughs in diverse scientific fields include proof of Black Holes as well as the exponential value of connected super-computing, a discovery that led to the creation of the first web browser.
Today, Larry is using his peerless knowledge of the latest digital technologies to redefine nature of health care. Using his own body as a living, breathing petri dish, Larry is joining a long history of pioneering researchers who have used their own bodies to close the gaps in our understanding of human biology.
Amidst stunning results (and considerable controversy), Larry has had to confront the dark side of self-experimentation: early knowledge of his potential for disease – and a premature death.