The week after a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran climbed the 7-foot (2.1-meter) wrought-iron fence, sprinted across the lawn with a knife in his pocket and entered the executive mansion through an open door, law enforcement officials erected a second fence around parts of the White House.
"The negative tendencies of technology — I don't want to dismiss them at all," Thiel said. "I think there's a way in which technology is not an absolute good. The question of to what end people put this technology is always a very important one. At the same time, I don't think it's entirely neutral. I think technology is more a good thing than a bad thing. I think if we're going to have a peaceful, prosperous 21st century, it will require enormous amounts of innovation. There are seven billion people on this planet. Just to feed those people well will require innovation in agricultural technology in the decades ahead."
Abby Wambach of the United States and Germany's Nadine Angerer, FIFA players of the year for 2012 and 2013, respectively, are among those claiming that the use of artificial turf instead of grass is discriminatory.
Cary Cuccinelli, representing the sister who opposed the marriage, Patricia Barber, said at last month's hearing that the wedding occurred without other family members' knowledge, and that it complicated the matter of how to eventually distribute Hill's estate, which includes property on the edge of Old Town Alexandria, worth about $475,000, according to real estate assessments.