Peter Thielâ€™s CS183: Startup - Class 16 - Decoding Ourselves
Ottway Ducard stashed this in interesting
Emerald Therapeutics is the most computational of these companies. The basic goal is to cure all viral infections by reprogramming cells, i.e. turning cells into code-based machines. The idea is to build a molecular machine that tags cells that contain viruses, and then to release a sequence that causes those cells to self-destruct. Emerald is in stealth mode, so we canÃƒÂ¢t say too much. But the high degree of paranoia for companies doing programmable anti-viral therapies is understandable. These are big secrets that play out over long time horizons, not web apps that have a 6-week window to take over the world.
Thiel loves referencing internet/social media apps; he's a funny guy.