From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, at Fellowship of the Minds:
From Fox News: The recently anointed richest person in the world, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, says we need to colonize the moon — and time is of the essence.
“We will have to leave this planet,” he said, according to Geek Wire. “We’re going to leave it, and it’s going to make this planet better. We’ll come and go, and the people who want to stay, will stay.”
Mr. Bezos believes it will happen in our lifetime because the human race has little alternative. “The alternative is stasis,” he said, adding that without space settlements, societies around the globe “will have to stop growing” due to environmental and other constraints.
“That’s not the future that I want for my grandchildren, or my grandchildren’s grandchildren.” More.
Stop, wait: Bezos should get grief from Big Cool for even having children.
All we know here at the UD News virtual coffee room is that first, the world as we know it is going to end for sure by the 1990s due to human population growth.
And second that the moon will be a captive market for Bezos. No manufacturing, no competitors.
Readers can decide which fate is more likely…
Hat tip: Ken Francis
See also: There is, in fact, a human extinction movement, VHEMT (vehement).
Crackpot cosmology offers us a future worse than extinction. Here’s a thought: If theorists cannot contemplate the possibility that the reason we are not hearing from Them is that They are just not out there, they invent crazy theories. If the term “denialism” weren’t already taken, it would certainly come in handy here.
Tour the exoplanets – virtually – courtesy of NASA