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May 3, 2013

Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel Discuss Innovation and Technology




 
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Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen recently conducted a unique exchange on science, business and innovation, or the lack thereof at the Milken Institute's Global Conference 2013.




Silicon Valley luminaries Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen are epic entrepreneurs and prominent financiers. Both have something to say about where high-tech is taking the world economy, and what is being left behind.

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Andreessen, co-developer of the first Web browser, Netscape, and now a top venture capitalist, expects software to automate and ultimately dominate most other industries.

Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook, has written in depth about what he considers the stagnation of innovation in fields that others see as emblems of progress: energy, pharmaceuticals, space exploration, nanotech, artificial intelligence and much more.

In fact, Thiel links the austerity gripping the Western world to productivity gains that never happened. Join these acute observers for a unique exchange on science, business and innovation, or the lack thereof.

Marc Andreessen and Peter Theil


The session was recorded at the Milken Institute's Global Conference 2013

A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges and improve lives. The organization's stated mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health.



SOURCE  Milken Institute

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