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Jeff Bezos thinks we need to build industrial zones in space in order to save Earth


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"Energy is limited here. In at least a few hundred years ... all of our heavy industry will be moved off-planet," Bezos added. "Earth will be zoned residential and light industrial. You shouldn't be doing heavy energy on earth. We can build gigantic chip factories in space."

Solar energy, for instance, is more practical for factories in space, he said.

"We don't have to actually build them here," he said. "The Earth shades itself, [whereas] in space you can get solar power 24/7. ... The problem with other planets ... people will visit Mars, and we will settle Mars, and people should because it's cool, but for heavy industry, I would actually put it in space."

So Bezos wants to save the earth?

Did he have anything interesting to say about Trump or Thiel?

Re the press in general, Bezos mentioned something about the need for a "thick skin" if one is a public figure. "If you're doing something exciting you will come under attack."

When you read stuff from tech moguls, you actually understand colonialism a lot better. These guys are POSITIVE there are no life forms out there who have a better claim to Mars or space. In the 19th century there were a lot of European dudes who felt the same about the Americas, Africa, and even Asia despite the billions of people there.

Halibutboy that's a really good point. 

These tech moguls have so much certainty because as far as they know they've always been right.

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