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cmansley (954205) writes "NASA Ames Director Simon Worden revealed that NASA Ames has “just started a project with DARPA called the Hundred Year Starship,” with $1 million funding from DARPA and $100K from NASA. Worden said "Larry [Page] asked me a couple weeks ago how much it would cost to send people one way to Mars and I told him $10 billion, and his response was, 'Can you get it down to 1 or 2 billion?' " No further details on this are available from NASA at this time." Link to Original Source
There is a reason this hasn't been done before and that is security. With complete access to the phone ringer control malicious content could run wild. Check out the original argument by Joel Spolsky here.