Not the bank's computer or Lockheed's computer, but the home computer was for games.
For a whole decade it was for fun -- we didn't even know what it was for.
But what happened, the fact that we had this big industry, big development, big improvement and capability and so on,
and they get out there in enough homes -- we were ripe for a new invention.
And the inventor is in this audience. Al Gore invented the Internet and because of that,
something that we used for a whole year -- excuse me -- a whole decade for fun, became everything -- our commerce, our research, our communication and,
if we let the Google guys think for another couple weekends, we can add a dozen more things to the list.
And it won't be very long before you won't be able to convince kids that we didn't always have computers in our homes. So fun is defendable.
OK, I want to show you kind of a busy chart, but in it is my prediction with what's going to happen.
And in it also brings up another point, right here. There's a group of people that have come forward --
and you don't know all of them -- but the ones that have come forward were inspired as young children,
this little three- to 15-year-old age, by us going to orbit and going to the moon here, right in this time period.
Paul Allen, Elan Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, the Ansari family, which is now funding the Russians' sub-orbital thing, Bob Bigelow, a private space station, and Carmack.
These people are taking money and putting it in an interesting area,
and I think it's a lot better than they put it in an area of a better cell phone or something --
but they're putting it in very -- areas and this will lead us into this kind of capability,
and it will lead us into the next really big thing and it will allow us to explore.
And I think eventually it will allow us to colonize and to keep us from going extinct.