Forget space, Jeff Bezos — there’s a lot you could do on Earth
With all of the problems mankind has on the earth; spending billions, possibly trillions to try to inhabit another planet (I say it is impossible) is nuts.
With $187 billion, the reality is that Bezos doesn’t have to choose between helping others and building his own space enterprise. And he does make significant charitable contributions — notably, the single-largest charitable contribution in 2020 came from Bezos, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy (a $10 billion gift aimed at fighting climate change). But for Bezos to throw his money so wantonly into the solar system is a bit of a sickening choice at a time in the world when people have been dying of Covid in India due to lax of oxygen.
At some point in time, we may have the technology to get to, lets say Mars, BUTT setting up shop and living there for an extended period is not likely. There are too many obstacles involved to make that happen.
Difficulties and hazards include radiation exposure during a trip to Mars and on its surface, toxic soil, low gravity, the isolation that accompanies Mars’ distance from Earth, a lack of water, and cold temperatures.
Just making the one way trip is nuts. The trip to Mars will take about seven months and about 300 million miles (480 million kilometers). During that journey, engineers have several opportunities to adjust the spacecraft’s flight path, to make sure its speed and direction are best for arrival at Jezero Crater on Mars.
Can we imagine 10 or 20 people, whatever the number is, being locked in a flying Sardine can for 7 months without killing one another?? I can’t stand being in the same room with some fools without my head exploding. At least I have to option to get my hat if I want to; not in the Sardine can.
Best of all, the people that are funding these fatal excursion, put it up front, this is PROBABLY (if successful) a one way ride.
Mankind can not TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS here on Mother Earth let alone looking for additional headaches in unchartered territories.
Then we have the possibility of dealing without outer space beings, that I do believe exist.
Us feeble minded earthlings are having an extremely difficult time getting along with people that basically are cut from the same cloth, let alone interacting with Na New Na New and his crew.
I would hope that all of the Pipe Dreamers that want to get their names in the history books as THE FIRST, come together, come to their senses, pool their $oldi together and fix all of the problems we have here on Earth. I really don’t see it happening.
With the kind of $oldi some of these guys have, they can actually put and end to world hunger.
According to the World Bank, 689 million people are living in extreme poverty, which is defined as less than $1.90 per day. Half of them are children. The coronavirus pandemic has demolished two decades of progress, pushing an additional 120 million people into extreme poverty — a number that is only expected to rise by the end of the year.
If we think China – N Korea – Iran and the rest of our enemies are a hand full to deal with; we have no idea what kind of jackpot we will be getting into with Na New’ clan.
Best advice I can give all of THE DREAMERS; take care of business here on Mother Earth before attempting to venture off into the WILD BLUE YOUNDER and biting off more than you can chew, .
I would much rather see these super wealthy people’s names go into the history books as the person/people that cured cancer, ended poverty and suffering or brought peace and harmony to mankind. Now that would be an accomplishment.