In other words, you have trapped yourself into a situation in which you are forced to show the entire world how limited your imagination is, and how badly you failed to predict the future, there on the screen for everyone to see. Your humiliation, inevitable and unstoppable, is assured unless you come up with a solution that convinces the audience that they are seeing the future (or an unknown technology) that lasts the test of time. And this time around you may not be able to use giant robots to get out of this mess, either.
I met Michael Rennie when he reprised this role of an "understated alien with incredible power" in a two-part episode of Lost in Space (1966). My father was able to arrange a visit to the set at 20th Century Fox because he knew the head of PR for the show, an old Marine Corps writing buddy (e.g. Combat Correspondent) from the Solomon Islands campaign. Visiting a set of a TV show is a lot of fun for a little kid.
The moral of the story may be that in predicting the future, showing less and letting the imagination fill in the gaps is a plausible strategy.
Michael Rennie on IMDB