Bankrolling Ideas to Save the World

Peter Thiel wants to take our civilization to the next level. Almost every shortcoming of our political and educational systems, the lingering financial disaster, market bubbles, energy crises, the failed promises of the developing world, resource-based wars--stems from what he calls "stalled technological innovation." Because we're all running harder and harder just to stay in place, the only salvation is big scientific breakthroughs.

(Thanks to Bernard Leong for sharing - full article here)