Some of the wealthiest and most successful technology entrepreneurs are excited about the potential of biology and biotechnology. Hacking life is the new hacking code.
“I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning.” – Steve Jobs
“We have to unlock the wealth of scientific knowledge and get it to everyone.” – Larry Page
“I feel fortunate to be in this position. Until the fountain of youth is discovered, all of us will have some conditions in our old age only we don’t know what they will be. I have a better guess than almost anyone else for what ills may be mine — and I have decades to prepare for it.” – Sergey Brin
“If you want to change the world in some big way, that’s where you should start – biological molecules. Those are all pretty deep problems that need the same type of crazy fanaticism of youthful genius and naiveté that drove the PC industry, and can have the same impact on the human condition.” – Bill Gates
“If I were 21 years old, I would go into biotechnology or genetic engineering.” – Larry Ellison