1. As a species, we've always been discoverers and adventurers, and space and the deep ocean are some of the last frontiers.
2. I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere.
3. I enjoy creating new ideas, working on new creative projects.
4. I grew up around books. When I first held the book and it was a substantive, tangible thing, and I thought of all the work that went into it, not just my work but everybody else's and the research and so forth, there's a sense of really have done something worthwhile.
5. I'm a very private person that prefers a low profile.
6. In global warming, I think everyone is scratching their heads - are there technological things that can be brought to bear that can make a difference?
7. In the computer industry, you've got an interdisciplinary team of people who can come together, attack the problem, and work in a collaborative style. You knock down one problem after another, cobble things together, and then hopefully turn the crank at some point.
8. In the first eight or so years at Microsoft, we were always chained to our terminals, and after I got sick the first time, I decided that I was going to be more adventurous and explore more of the world.
9. Once you become an owner of a team, you get so much more into the sport and you can't help it. So I really love NFL football now to the degree of following it much more than I did previously.
10. That would be such a life-changing thing, for us all to know that there are other beings out there who we could potentially communicate with, or maybe we are listening to a signal that they transmitted hundreds of millennia ago.
11. The best museums and museum exhibits about science or technology give you the feeling that, hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here, too.
12. The possible is constantly being redefined, and I care deeply about helping humanity move forward.
13. Technology is notorious for engrossing people so much that they don't always focus on balance and enjoy life at the same time.
14. We've had some tough times, but we've hung in there.
15. What should exist? To me, that's the most exciting question imaginable. What do we need that we don't have? How can we realize our potential?
16. When it comes to helping out, I don't believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help.
17. With documentary-film projects, you hope you highlight an area of concern people haven't thought about before. A lot of times, I'm asking myself - 'This seems to be a significant problem. What can be done that hasn't been done?'
18. You look at things you enjoy in your life, but much more important is what you can do to make the world a better place.