Source: The Wrap
The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her $9 billion medical tech start-up, Theranos, is the stuff of Greek tragedy: Hubris, ambition, deception and betrayal abound.
But it’s also a stunning emblem of our delusional, self-aggrandizing, fake-it-till-you-make-it times, a cautionary tale of the tech era and the insidious culture it has created of would-be legends and short-lived genius.
Veteran documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has all the raw ingredients of great drama in “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” which premiered yesterday on the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival.
It’s stunning to see Holmes cross to the dark side in order to save herself, passing from half-truths and obfuscation to outright lies.
The truth, of course, eventually did come out due to whistleblowers like Tyler Schulz and Erika Chung.
Theranos was dissolved in 2018, and Holmes and her one-time partner, Sunny Balwani, face criminal charges for their actions
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