Even worse, now you need to elaborate why you're sure that it's a lost cause and add arguments to your critic.
That's not my argument, but why do I need to elaborate? What's unclear about "this has been promised since 2011, and it hasn't happened yet, so why should I believe it's right around the corner"?
Of course you could watch the videos first and tell us afterwards where the logical fallacies are. This might be easier.
Why? What's changed in the design since 2011-2013?
When I profiled Rakudo, I proposed a simple grammar change to freeze the definition of .ws to a well-understood character class so that every grammar rule wouldn't have to go through a method lookup between tokens. Larry said no. (I can't remember if that was a 30% or 40% speed improvement in the Rakudo test suite.)
NQP is pretty speedy. It's not bad for a dynamic language. Rakudo isn't speedy. Last time I looked, that was inherent to the design.