Why are billionaires obsessed with going to space?
Thomas Moynihan
If civilisation perishes on planet Earth, Musk, Bezos and Branson seem to think humans have a backup elsewhere

Predictable – sort out Earth first, blah blah.

The oddity being not even mentioning the asteroid out there with our name on it……

10 thoughts on “How weird”

  1. As with bullets, it’s probably not the one with our name on that should worry us, it’s all the others marked ‘to whom it may concern’….

  2. When you’ve been everywhere on earth I can see why the wanderlust would you take you into space (well, not really space, the US definition of such. The one no one else on the planet recognises)or as James Cameron did, the bottom of the ocean.
    And it’s their money (OK, maybe not Elon)so if they want to spend it on a rocket good for them.

    BTW, saw Owen Jones on Vine yesterday opining (in so many words)that anyone who spends more money on an item than he thinks is reasonable should have an additional tax applied to them because they are so rich. The jealousy was simply oozing out of him.

  3. . . . the asteroid out there with our name on it……

    Yes, saving all life on Earth might be regarded as the ultimate positive externality.

  4. Billionaires spending their cash on this sort of stuff is exactly what we want them to do. Creates jobs, advances science (hopefully) and even better might make my teenage sci fi dreams come true one day. Long after I’m dead….

  5. It’s billionaires throwing money about that makes things affordable for people later on, *solving* problems down here on earth. Has this moron never seen a mobile phone?

  6. ‘might make my teenage sci fi dreams come true one day. Long after I’m dead….’

    Well, yes MC.

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