Coursera and Udacity are competing education startups that came out of Stanford. One of Coursera's founders is Andrew Ng. One of Udacity's founders is Sebastian Thrun. Both of them also work at Google. Andrew works on Google Brain, which is part of Google X, which is headed up by Sebastian.
Man, can you imagine how different the world would be if there were an organization that fought for our right to freely access information with the same fervor of the NRA fighting to ensure we have the right to freely acquire guns?
Happy 2013 to everyone! May your year shine with joy, good fortune, fulfillment, good health, good work, and good times. May your journey to your best and highest self be garnished with laughter and wonder.