SpaceX CEO Elon Musk doesn’t just plan on getting us to Mars: he intends to share those plans. We’ve already known the basics for quite a while. It hinges on reusable rockets he thinks will drastically slash the cost of space travel. But really, he envisions something far grander in scale. He envisions a Martian colony of a million people, with a massive SpaceX Interplanetary Transport system shuttling people to and from the planet. When would the first civilian flight occur? 2025. Talk about ambitious.

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Jeff is a self-proclaimed pragmatic futurist; that is, he has high hopes for absurd life-altering technologies which sound too good to be true, and probably are. Although he writes on a variety of subjects, his real passion is for technological innovation and the people who make it happen. By day, he enjoys fuzzy bunnies, kittens, puppies, roller coasters and a sardonic written word or two. By night, he's busy running MMR, replaying a random Final Fantasy game, or pretending to be Batman. He currently resides in Upstate NY.