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A recent piece in the Financial Times explores the role that billionaire entrepreneurs are playing in pursuing world-transforming technologies and business models:

The futuristic ideas that have been pouring lately from the fertile imaginations of some of the wealthiest US technology entrepreneurs – and which, in a few cases, are being funded out of their own billions – have started to sound almost outlandish.

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon review some of these outlandish plans, including:

Elon Musk
  • Hyperloop
  • Mars Colonization
 
Sergey Brin
  • Vat Meat
  • Self-Driving Cars
 
Peter Diamandis
  • Asteroid Mining
 
Jeff Bezos
  • Private Space Development

 

Which of these ideas, if any, are feasible? Which are most likely to come to fruition? And are some of these projects better done by entrepreneurial tycoons or government agencies?

 

Tune in and explore!

 

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