Disclaimer: this list is non-comprehensive, these are just the people who happened to pop into my head. There are certainly many more people who may belong on this list. Furthermore, everyone is “interesting” in his/her own unique way, so please do not feel badly if you do not happen to have made it into this personal compilation.
Adam Marblestone, Albert Einstein, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Allen Ginsberg, Anders Sandberg, Anton Arkhipov, Anushree Chatterjee, Arthur C. Clarke, Aubrey de Grey, Barack Obama, Bertrand Russell, Bill Gates, Bobby Fischer, Brian David Johnson, Carson Bruns, Charles Lieber, Christof Koch, Christopher Voigt, Cole Hugelmeyer, Conrad Farnsworth, Craig Venter, David Baker, David Pearce, Deblina Sarkar, Dhash Shrivathsa, Donald Ingber, Donna Haraway, Drue Kataoka, Easton LaChappelle, Ed Boyden, Elon Musk, Emily St. John Mandel, Emma Watson, Eric Betzig, Erik Drexler, Erin Smith, Fei Chen, Feng Zhang, Francis Collins, Francis Crick, Freeman Dyson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Garry Kasparov, Gene Roddenberry, George Church, George Whitesides, Greg Bear, Greg Egan, Greta Thunberg, Grimes, Hannu Rajaniemi, Henry Markram, Hod Lipson, Isaac Asimov, Jack Andraka, Jacob Barnett, James Collins, James Watson, Jay Keasling, Jeff Gore, Jennifer Doudna, J.K. Rowling, John von Neumann, Kai Kloepfer, Karan Jerath, Karl Deisseroth, Karl Friston, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ken Rinaldo, Kevin Esvelt, Kurt Gödel, Kwanghun Chung, Laura Deming, Liz Parrish, Magnus Carlsen, Mark Bathe, Martin Fussenegger, M.C. Escher, Neri Oxman, Nicole Ticea, Nikola Tesla, Octavia Butler, Orit Peleg, Pamela Silver, Peter Diamandis, Peter Singer, Poppy, Ray Kurzweil, Raymond Wang, Robert Langer, Robert McCall, Ron Weiss, Rosalind Franklin, Ryan Robinson, Sanath Devalapurkar, Sebastian Seung, Simon Stålenhag, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Stephen Baxter, Steven Pinker, Suganth Kannan, Taylor Swift, Taylor Wilson, Terence Tao, Theodore Berger, Thomas Crowther, Tracy K. Smith, Wei-Chung Allen Lee, William Shih, Yayoi Kusama
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Note on links: as this page ages, some of the links may begin to break due to changes at the target sites. Feel free to let me know if you see this happen with any particular entries and I will see what I can do about fixing them.