Sebastian Thrun has been named as the fifth most creative person in business by Fast Company and is among the 50 smartest people in technology according to Fortune.
He is an adjunct professor at Stanford University and founded Google's Moonshot Factory, Google X and led projects like Google Glass, Project Loon and some even refer to him as father of self-driving cars.
Taking his passion for self-driving cars a step further and actually straight up in the air, he has partnered with Google's co-founder Larry Page to set up the Kitty Hawk Flyer, the business of building flying cars.
Thrun is a scientist, educator, inventor and now an entrepreneur.
In 2012, he decided to combine his love for technology and education with Udacity - an online learnings platform that was setup with one mission - shattering the ivory towers and democratise education.
Young Turks caught up with Thrun to discuss his journey and the road ahead for Udacity.