Building better worlds ... for real?
March 19, 2012 12:27 PM Subscribe
Real-world inspirations for the Peter Weyland
character from Prometheus?
The marketing campaign of the upcoming film Prometheus includes a fictional TED talk from the Peter Weyland character
posted by Cool Papa Bell to grab bag (14 answers total)
, who is portrayed as a visionary technologist (and likely ruthless industry baron). In this fictional TED talk, Weyland is said to introduce the future vision of his company, "Building better worlds."
Who are the likely real-world inspirations for this kind of character? Magnetic, charismatic, techy, brilliantly intelligent, etc., who make or made splashy, soaring public announcements that border on philosophy?
Steve Jobs seems the obvious example. Other examples could be Richard Branson or even Barack Obama.