Monday, September 18, 2006

The Mprize-PayPal Founder pledges $3.5 Million to antiaging research

Peter Thiel is quickly making a name for himself as one of the largest contributors towards transhumanist efforts.

Last year he gave the Singularity Institute an enormous boost both in money and visibility, and here he both increases the MPrize war chest, and incentivises much further donation.

Looking over his history, since paypal, he has also invested well on the commercial side, being an angel in such explosive efforts as Facebook and co-producing one of my favorite movies of last year Thank You for Smoking

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