This sums up the valuation bubble happening right now (From Wired Magazine's Theranos’ Scandal Exposes the Problem With Tech’s Hype Cycle)
It’s just that the tech industry wants its heroes. It wants to find the next Steve Jobs. It wants to be responsible for discovering not just the next big chat app, but the next big idea that will change the world. Once the industry finds a protagonist who seems to fit that narrative, the story can take on a life of its own, separate from the more mundane reality.