Billionaire Peter Thiel invests in the development of 3D printed meat

The prospect of lab-grown meat has intrigued both vegetarians and environmentalists for years. Humans eat about 240 billion kilograms of meat each year — a voracious demand for animal protein that has resulted in environmental degradation, cruelty to livestock, and the spread of dangerous diseases. And now, owing to… »8/20/12 4:20pm8/20/12 4:20pm

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel says science fiction has "collapsed"

Peter Thiel, a founder of PayPal, is known for his extreme views on everything from taxes (there shouldn't be any) and women's suffrage (it never should have happened). He's also a starry-eyed libertarian futurist who has invested heavily in the seasteader movement, which wants to create floating cities in the ocean… »12/26/11 10:30am12/26/11 10:30am