Tyrell and the Scientific Businessman

Dr. Eldon Tyrell from Blade Runner created the replicants, which are robotic slaves ostensibly identical to humans. As such, Tyrell wielded great power and wealth to the point of godly references until his death at the hands of his prodigal son Roy Batty, which I mention in this write-up.

I am deeply reminded of the highly respected and esteemed scientific businessmen of today's society. While my list is mostly limited to high technology and popular names, I think of the Asian American An Wang, whom Boston's Citi Wang Theater is named after, Microsoft's Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, Google's Eric Schmidt, and the charismatic Elon Musk. Their extreme technical intelligence and business savvy are almost frightening. In the ostensibly meritocratic society, they seem like deserved mortal gods shaping or having shaped our modern, technological future.