File photo :the Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos focuses on the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Symposium of Space in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States 5 April 2017. REUTERS/Isaiah J. Downing –
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos dreams of creating a new space-race of the human being about our solar system, with a population of one trillion.
The billionaire tech mogul turned out the lofty goal during a speech about Blue Origin, his pioneering space transport company.
According to Bezos, who has a net worth of $140 billion, the increase of the population dramatically in the space could give us countless creative geniuses.
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“The solar system could support a trillion people, and then we had the 1000 House, and 1,000 Einsteins. Think how incredible and dynamic that the civilization will be,” Bezos boasted during a speech in New York’s Yale Club, which was reported by Business Insider.
But Bezos warned that we are not forever”, and that Blue Origin is working to build a “low-cost, highly operable, reusable launch vehicle”, to help in the fulfilment of his space-faring dreams.
“I really want to have that dynamic life and civilization for our grandchildren grandchildren. But we have to get going.”
Bezos famously started Amazon in his garage 24 years ago, driving packages to the post office itself.
Since then the company has grown into one of the world’s most valuable companies – and even broke the $1trillion valuation milestone last year.
He says that he wants to kickstart space colonies with the same business, and show how he would be inspired by fellow tech titan Mark Zuckerberg.
“An even more stark example is Facebook. Here is a man who is literally in his dorm room, started a company of Mark Zuckerberg started a company in his dorm room, that is now worth half a trillion dollar less than two decades ago,” Bezos said.
“How do you get that kind of entrepreneurial [promotion] in the space? You need to lower the price of admission right now to do something interesting in the space, because it requires so much heavy lifting and so much in the development of the infrastructure.
“The entry price for doing interesting things of hundreds of millions of dollars. No one is going to do that in their dorm room. You can’t be a Mark Zuckerberg of space today.
“It is impossible. Two children in their dormitory room can not be started if there is something important in the space today.
“I want the assets that I got from Amazon and translate that into the heavy-lifting infrastructure that will [help] the next generation of dynamic entrepreneurship in the space — form of the build of that transport.
“That is what the problem is, that’s what Blue Origin, that is the mission. If we do that, then the whole thing take off and there will be thousands of businesses doing creative things.”
Blue Origin was founded in 2000, and is an attempt to make it considerably cheaper for private organizations in the space.
The company is the development of different technologies for the launch in the space and has a number of successful flights.
However, rival company SpaceX – tended by Tesla chief Elon Musk has captured more headlines thanks to the numerous launches, and the continued support of NASA missions.
Jeff Bezos has a tumultuous few months after he was involved in a major personal scandal.
Earlier this month, Bezos is accused an AMERICAN magazine of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing of explicit nude photos of the businessman and his mistress.
In an extraordinary public statement, the Amazon billionaire said that the alleged threat was an attempt to stop research into how the messages between himself and Lauren Sanchez were first leaked to The National Enquirer.
Intimate details of the couple’s affair were published in the West in the last month – just hours after Bezos announced that he and his wife MacKenzie were getting a divorce.
In the sensational statement, Bezos, the world’s richest man – said the magazine publishers AMI had tried a campaign of “extortion and blackmail” against him.
He claimed to be an editor who acts in behalf of the AMI’s savage chairman David Pecker had approached him with “an offer I could not refuse”.
“Or at least that is what the best people at the National Enquirer expected,” Bezos added.
Bezos is currently separating from his wife in a $140billion split, that would be the largest in the history.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.