The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense, it is all about potential.

If you think of the future, you want a future that’s better than the past.

This video is an extract from Khan Academy keynote speech on launching rockets, electric cars, revolutionizing transportation.

Elon Musk is the founder CEO and lead designer at Space Exploration Technologies (Space), where he oversees the development and manufacturing of advanced rockets and spacecraft for missions to and beyond Earth orbit.