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Whether Thiel is doing this for ulterior motives or not, do any of you think that the kids that were chosen really need 4 years of college education to be incredible? Look at what they have done so far! If anything Thiel is doing them a favor by letting them flourish with all the resources they need! At college they'd be wasting their time completing assignments designed for the lowest common denominator in class. While I'm far from a genius, the difficulty level of most assignments/projects is very low, in engineering at least.

Kudos for Thiel to stepping out of the box and best of luck to these kids. Work like crazy and change the world!




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