"To realize its full potential, the Internet, as a medium and infrastructure (cables, etc.), has to be redefined, legislated, and maintained as a public domain where freedom of speech operates fully. Access to the Internet should be guaranteed globally in the same way as education, healthcare, food, and housing are guaranteed now in some countries."
— An associate professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, on future threats to the Net by 2025
"I’m hopeful that the first people could be taken to Mars in 10 to 12 years, I think it’s certainly possible for that to occur. But the thing that really matters long term is to have a self-sustaining city on Mars. To make life multi-planetary."
— Elon Musk, who runs Tesla Motors and rocket builder SpaceX, in a CNBC interview this week (via latimes)