There is an interesting article from PBS that many tech billionaires are investing in life extension and anti-death projects.
But in my 45 years of dealing with businesses and modern business founders I have seen a degree to hubris that would make such a position tenable.
Some of the business founders I have known, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area become so confident in their own power that they have a skewed view of life.
Any serious business founder and operator is bound to go to work every day faced with ten serious and intractable business problems. Horrible problems from personnel, to government regulation to changes in industry direction. Yet, every day the business founder-operator goes home at night having conquered a few of the problems and come to grips with the problems that couldn’t be conquered.
That leads to a very strange degree of confidence. And in some cases hubris. I can see where the few that find the stock they have in their company becomes worth $billions would have excess confidence in themselves.
So I’m not surprised that a few CEO billionaires think that they can postpone or eliminate death.