The Drill Down 369: Mission: Improbable
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This week, Windows pirates don’t get a free ride after all, Google & Intel jump into the luxury smartwatch game, YouTube wants a cut of the esports market, is the Mars One mission a scam? and the truth is STILL out there! … and much much more.

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Geeks In Space: Over 200,000 People Apply To Leave Earth Forever and Begin Colonizing Mars
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If you were offered the chance to become one of the first human beings on Mars and begin colonizing the planet—with the one teeny tiny little catch that you would never be able to return to Earth, never see your family again, and would die (one way or another) on the Red Planet—would you do it?

Most people—even the most fascinated and excited by the thought of being the first humans to go there and explore the unexplored and begin colonizing another world—would likely say no to such a proposition. And have no trouble doing so. This is because there’s just so many variables, and the commitment and risk are simply far too great. But some people would take this leap. Or at least say they will (rehearsal is a much different performance than the actual show, in front of those bright lights and with all eyes on you).

Continue below for more and to see a video of the people behind this unbelievable mission discuss how it will work and the timeline.

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The Drill Down 284: Live, From Mars
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This week, even more leaked NSA intel from Edward Snowden, Zynga serves two masters, Encryption foils wiretaps for the first time ever, Samsung buys Boxee, a body heat-powered flashlight, and you could be chosen to explore Mars — the catch… it’s a one-way trip. All this and more…

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