RantCrush Top 5: August 2, 2016
Welcome to RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through today’s top five controversial stories in the world of law and policy. Who’s ranting and raving right now? Check it out below:
Sound creepy? That’s because it is. Like something out of “Stranger Things,” billionaire venture capitalist, Peter Thiel, wants to invest in clinical trials using young blood to treat illnesses in older folk. I feel so attacked right now:
scared someone is going to thiel my blood
— Kevin Nguyen (@knguyen) August 1, 2016
What Thiel wants to do is gather subjects who are 25 years old and younger to serve as donor “organisms” to subjects who are 35 years old and older as part of a life extension experiment, or parabiosis. This isn’t new. Many elite and wealthy people in Silicon Valley are obsessed with living forever, so why not harvest the blood of young, poor plebes? Presto, dystopian America!
Actual photo of Peter Thiel with a blood donor pic.twitter.com/XQONavtIyw
— Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) August 1, 2016