His intellectual side was emphasized by the apparent meaning of his name, Forethinker
. In common belief he developed into a master craftsman, and in this connection he was associated with fire and the creation of mortals.
The gods who gave Prometheus his name, Forethinker
, were foolish, Kratos pointed out, for Prometheus required a higher intelligence to do his thinking for him.
Since the 1960s, forethinkers
of computing models have predicted that, at some point; computing may be organized as a public utility, next to electricity, gas, water, and phone service (Gary Anthes, "Security in the Cloud," Communications of the ACM, November 2010).