The Robot Enthusiast: Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal and an investor in Facebook. Yet, his list of hobbies is a tad bizarre: artificial intelligence, contracting floating cities, and developing human immortality. He is currently putting money in a shady offshore herpes vaccine trial.
“If our work is approved by a country with a larger population and structures in place for FDA-like trials, it could be viable within three to five years,” he said in a press release. “If we get a sizable country on board for the trials and the vaccine is proven effective, the rest will take care of itself.”