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Old May 23rd 19, 11:11 PM posted to sci.space.policy
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"The planet is getting hotter, the world population is growing and we're on a fast
track to sending 1 million species into extinction. So how will the human species
endure and grow when our home planet struggles to put up with us any longer?

If you ask Jeff Bezos, the answer is to live in space.

At an event in Washington DC this month, the CEO of Blue Origin outlined his plans
to expand the human race beyond the confines of this planet.

"If we're out in the solar system, we can have a trillion humans in the solar
system, which means we'd have a thousand Mozarts and a thousand Einsteins," he
said. "This would be an incredible civilization."

So where would that massively increased population live? To answer that, Bezos has
taken a leaf out of the '70s sci-fi playbook with a plan to build advanced human
colonies, floating in the dark abyss of space.

In this week's episode of Watch This Space , we take a look at Bezos' vision to
expand into space (with Blue Origin's help). And it turns out, this isn't exactly
new territory."

See:

https://www.cnet.com/news/jeff-bezos...ion-blue-moon/

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Old May 26th 19, 07:50 AM posted to sci.space.policy
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"The planet is getting hotter, the world population is growing and we're
on a fast
track to sending 1 million species into extinction. So how will the human
species
endure and grow when our home planet struggles to put up with us any
longer?

If you ask Jeff Bezos, the answer is to live in space.

At an event in Washington DC this month, the CEO of Blue Origin outlined
his plans
to expand the human race beyond the confines of this planet.

"If we're out in the solar system, we can have a trillion humans in the
solar
system, which means we'd have a thousand Mozarts and a thousand
Einsteins," he
said. "This would be an incredible civilization."

So where would that massively increased population live? To answer that,
Bezos has
taken a leaf out of the '70s sci-fi playbook with a plan to build advanced
human
colonies, floating in the dark abyss of space.

In this week's episode of Watch This Space , we take a look at Bezos'
vision to
expand into space (with Blue Origin's help). And it turns out, this isn't
exactly
new territory."

See:

https://www.cnet.com/news/jeff-bezos...ion-blue-moon/


It'll never happen. It's simply too expensive for just a few tens of
thousands of inhabitants (many trillions of $). In addition, it's simply too
dangerous and fragile a structure to live in. One explosion or puncture and
everyone in the colony dies.

Not even Bezos will be able to fund this endeavor and he's unlikely to find
investors since there's no profit to be made in building this thing.


 




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