The Tech Villain Trope - Why We Turned On Tech’s Promises

The Tech Villain is fast becoming one of the fearsome stock characters of our time - is that because we’re terrified of how much power we’ve given their industry to shape our collective future? While most onscreen tech villains draw inspiration from Mark Zuckerberg, others - such as Silicon Valley’s Gavin Belson - have been modeled on real figures like Sergei Brin and Jeff Bezos. Meanwhile, we are seeing more adaptions of real-life tech juggernauts in WeCrashed and The Dropout.