The digitalization of society has proceeded with such speed that figures like Steve Jobs (pictured), Bill Gates and Larry Page have been made into geniuses  evil geniuses sometimes, but geniuses.

Los Angeles - Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle has been tapped to direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, Variety reported.

The film is based on Walter Isaacson's authorised biography of the Apple co-founder, who died from cancer in 2011.

The report said that Leonardo DiCaprio had been approached to play the tech guru but that negotiations were still in the early stages. - Sapa-dpa