One of the richest people in the world recently shared his vision of humanity’s conquest of space. Unlike Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos is not a supporter of planetary colonization, but supports the idea of building massive space capsules that would reflect the conditions on Earth.
- Jeff Bezos claims that in the future, humans will be born in space where there will be space capsules inhabited by humans
- According to the billionaire, building space colonies makes more sense than inhabiting planets
- Mars colonization is the main goal of Elon Musk and his space company SpaceX, the main rival of Bezos’ Blue Origin
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A vision of the future Jeff Bezos assumes that humans will be born on the decks of space colonies, and that they will come to Earth on vacation.
One of the richest people in the world shared his predictions for the future, his plans for Blue Origin and the impact of space exploration on saving the Earth at the 2021 Ignatius Forum.
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During the speech, Bezos described his vision of cosmic colonies: flying habitats imitating Earth’s weather and equipped with gravitational pull. Floating in space, spinning cylinders could hold up to a million people and be equipped with “rivers, wild forests and nature,” said the billionaire.
– Over the next hundreds of years, humans will be born into space. It is outer space that will become their first home Bezos added. – They will be born and live in space colonies. They will be visiting the Earth as we are visiting today, for example, Yellowstone National Park – he said.
Amazon’s founder introduced his idea of colonization for the first time outer space during his high school graduation speech. During a recent conference, he emphasized that, in his opinion, space colonies are a better idea than inhabiting planets.
“Even if you try to terraform Mars or take similar, dramatic steps (which, by the way, can turn out to be very engaging), it will be a duplication of Earth, at best,” Bezos said. – In such a situation, you provide a home not 10, but 20 billion people – he added.
The development of technology to enable space colonization is one of the main areas of competition between Bezos and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. The second billionaire has repeatedly emphasized that the main goal of his space company is to “colonize Mars”. Bezos’ words about planet terraforming seem to be a staple to the SpaceX CEO. Musk himself is a supporter of the theory that adapting the planet to housing needs would require the use of nuclear weapons (According to NASA, however, such a solution would not work).
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In 2019, Musk tweeted that the Bezos plan also had no chance of success, “that would require the transport of significant amounts of mass from planets, moons and asteroids.”
“It would be like trying to create the United States in the middle of the Atlantic,” he said.
Crowd. Adam Hugues