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[[File:Peter Thiel (2014).jpg|thumb|right|Thiel speaking in Berlin, 2014]]
 
[[File:Peter Thiel (2014).jpg|thumb|right|Thiel speaking in Berlin, 2014]]
'''Peter Thiel''' is a an American billionaire known for projects such as co-founding Paypal with Max Levchin and [[Elon Musk]] as well as holding a 10% share in [[Facebook]].
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'''Peter Thiel''' is a an American billionaire known for projects such as co-founding PayPal with Max Levchin and [[Elon Musk]] as well as buying a 10% share in [[Facebook]].
  
 
== Views ==
 
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His view that college education is a bubble and provides little value beyond the admissions process (which identifies people as being bright), and his consequent encouragement of super-bright students to drop out of university, has been criticised by [[Vivek Wadha]] as contributing to "a race to the bottom of the global economic ladder".<ref>[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2014/12/01/in-defense-of-college-what-peter-thiel-gets-wrong-once-again/ In defense of college: What Peter Thiel gets wrong, once again]</ref>
 
His view that college education is a bubble and provides little value beyond the admissions process (which identifies people as being bright), and his consequent encouragement of super-bright students to drop out of university, has been criticised by [[Vivek Wadha]] as contributing to "a race to the bottom of the global economic ladder".<ref>[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2014/12/01/in-defense-of-college-what-peter-thiel-gets-wrong-once-again/ In defense of college: What Peter Thiel gets wrong, once again]</ref>
  
[[Parabiosis|He wants your blood]]. Om nom nom.<ref>https://www.inc.com/jeff-bercovici/peter-thiel-young-blood.html</ref>
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He has expressed interest in exploring potential life-extending effects of [[parabiosis]], the practice of transplanting blood from a youthful organism to an older one.<ref>https://www.inc.com/jeff-bercovici/peter-thiel-young-blood.html</ref>
  
 
== Politics ==
 
== Politics ==
  
His political support has leant conservative-libertarian, He also was member of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_Party_(United_States)| Libertarian Party]<ref>http://www.nndb.com/people/030/000124655/</ref> until since Trump enter presidential race, He then switched his membership to Republican party and donated in Republican primaries to Donald Trump in 2016 election.<ref>[http://www.wired.com/2016/05/investor-peter-thiel-will-california-delegate-trump/ Ultimate Tech Bro Peter Thiel Will Be a Delegate for Trump]</ref><ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTJB8AkT1dk Peter Thiel | Full Speech | 2016 Republican National Convention]</ref>
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His political support has leant conservative–libertarian. He also was member of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_Party_(United_States)|Libertarian Party]<ref>http://www.nndb.com/people/030/000124655/</ref> until Trump entered the presidential race. He then switched his membership to the Republican Party and donated in Republican primaries to Donald Trump for the 2016 election.<ref>[http://www.wired.com/2016/05/investor-peter-thiel-will-california-delegate-trump/ Ultimate Tech Bro Peter Thiel Will Be a Delegate for Trump]</ref><ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTJB8AkT1dk Peter Thiel | Full Speech | 2016 Republican National Convention]</ref>
  
Following the 2016 Trump election victory, he is now acting as a technology advisor to the administration.<ref>[https://www.cnet.com/news/peter-thiel-to-enter-trump-inner-circle-as-technology-adviser/ Peter Thiel to enter Trump inner circle as tech advise]</ref>
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Following the 2016 Trump election victory, he is now acting as a technology advisor to the Trump Administration.<ref>[https://www.cnet.com/news/peter-thiel-to-enter-trump-inner-circle-as-technology-adviser/ Peter Thiel to enter Trump inner circle as tech adviser]</ref>
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Peter_Thiel Peter Thiel] on [[Geek Femanism Wiki]]
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* [http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Peter_Thiel Peter Thiel] on the Geek Feminism Wiki
 
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Latest revision as of 12:13, 7 September 2019

Thiel speaking in Berlin, 2014

Peter Thiel is a an American billionaire known for projects such as co-founding PayPal with Max Levchin and Elon Musk as well as buying a 10% share in Facebook.

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Possibly one of the world's richest transhumanists, he has invested in MIRI, Singularity University,[1] OpenAI, life extension projects such as SENS and is registered for cryonic suspension.[2]

To many, he is a prime example of an eccentric Silicon Valley investor.[3] He is also unusual for someone in his position in that he is religious, Christian and spiritual.[4]

He has often espoused anti-democratic views, suggesting that libertarian style freedom are incompatible with elements such as women's suffrage.[5] Such contemporary yet conservative politics align him with the small neo-reactionary movement.[6]

His view that college education is a bubble and provides little value beyond the admissions process (which identifies people as being bright), and his consequent encouragement of super-bright students to drop out of university, has been criticised by Vivek Wadha as contributing to "a race to the bottom of the global economic ladder".[7]

He has expressed interest in exploring potential life-extending effects of parabiosis, the practice of transplanting blood from a youthful organism to an older one.[8]

Politics

His political support has leant conservative–libertarian. He also was member of the Party[9] until Trump entered the presidential race. He then switched his membership to the Republican Party and donated in Republican primaries to Donald Trump for the 2016 election.[10][11]

Following the 2016 Trump election victory, he is now acting as a technology advisor to the Trump Administration.[12]

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