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Jeff Bezos says we need to leave Earth
FoxNews.com/Science ^ | May 29, 2018 | Nick Whigham

Posted on 05/29/2018 9:20:42 AM PDT by ETL

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. ..."

Speaking at the Space Development Conference in Los Angeles over the weekend, Mr Bezos made the argument that in order to protect Earth and allow the human species to continue growing, we need to move much of our industrial activity to the moon, or even asteroids.

The 54-year-old billionaire said moving heavy industry into solar-powered space outposts is the only way to ensure that our planet can cope with the rising demand for energy and the stresses of a growing population.

“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.”

The US government has stated it wants to pursue sustainable outposts in space and the Trump administration has shown renewed interest in returning to the moon. The Amazon CEO expects US government funding to play a vital role in efforts to build habitats in space but said his rocket company, Blue Origin, would push on with its mission even if it doesn’t receive funding help from NASA.

“It won’t be done by one company” or by NASA, he said but by “thousands of companies working in concert over many decades”.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: amazon; blueorigin; elonmusk; falcon9; falconheavy; globalwarminghoax; homosexualagenda; jeffbezos; mediawingofthednc; nasa; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine; spacex
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1 posted on 05/29/2018 9:20:42 AM PDT by ETL
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To: ETL

You first!


2 posted on 05/29/2018 9:22:07 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ETL

Jeff’s been binge-watching “The Expanse.” Maybe that’s why he bought the rights to Season 4 from the SyFy Channel.


3 posted on 05/29/2018 9:22:08 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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4 posted on 05/29/2018 9:23:02 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: DannyTN

Hope Jeff takes Marky Z. and Hillary with him.


5 posted on 05/29/2018 9:23:23 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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6 posted on 05/29/2018 9:23:39 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: DannyTN

Paging Elon Musk. Elon Musk, please pick up the white courtesy phone.


7 posted on 05/29/2018 9:23:46 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: ETL

What is minimum wage on the moon and does he have a monopoly on living facilities there?

#iOweMySoulToTheCompanyStore


8 posted on 05/29/2018 9:24:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ads for Chappaquiddick warn of scenes of tobacco use. What about the hazards of drunk driving?)
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To: ETL

Question is...which “we” might he mean???
The UN we, the Transhuman we, etc, etc....
????????????;)
Never Fergit To Laugh!
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9 posted on 05/29/2018 9:24:18 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: ETL

Somebody needs to put out that bye gif.


10 posted on 05/29/2018 9:24:42 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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To: ETL

These mega tech tycoons must actually think they are gods. If you don’t know the One True God I guess that is the fearful reaction to ignoring the evidence given. He has been so successful but he fears the future and thinks it is all up to him to solve perceived problems. I would not want to be him.


11 posted on 05/29/2018 9:24:44 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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We do. Eventually any individual planet dies. If we ain’t got off this one by then none of the rest matters.


12 posted on 05/29/2018 9:25:21 AM PDT by discostu (It's been so long, welcome back my friend, to the show, that never ends.)
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To: ETL

He’s not wrong. But he is creepy.


13 posted on 05/29/2018 9:25:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ETL

I can’t believe he doesn’t know about demographic transition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographic_transition


14 posted on 05/29/2018 9:26:30 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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15 posted on 05/29/2018 9:28:54 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

If he had been watching “The Expanse” he would have learned that life in space and the moon and other planets is nasty, brutish and short—or maybe that is the plan....


16 posted on 05/29/2018 9:30:26 AM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: ETL

Blue Origin sure has a weird business plan to go along with its creepy pitchman.


17 posted on 05/29/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT by BlueYonder
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To: ETL
Mars and Pluto are the only planets we might colonize. We could possibly pick a moon from the solar system we inhabit.


18 posted on 05/29/2018 9:31:35 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
He’s not wrong. But he is creepy.

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19 posted on 05/29/2018 9:31:36 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

Because Mars needs a fulfillment center


20 posted on 05/29/2018 9:32:47 AM PDT by Regulator
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