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Jeff Bezos: Trillions of people will be able to live in space

Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon.com and Blue Origin, set out his vision for self-sustaining space colonies during a private event in Washington. According to him, this is a fairly distant plan, but the concept will allow trillions of people to live once in near-Earth space. The concept was first proposed as early as the 1970s by Professor Beraz, Gerard O’Neill, a physicist at Princeton.

Last week, Jeff Bezos finally lifted the veil of secrecy over the lunar landing module, which his aerospace company had been secretly developing for many years. In addition, Bezos spoke about his ambitious plan for space colonization. Based on a concept that had been introduced a few decades ago by physicist Gerard O’Neill, which Bezos himself studied during his time at Princeton, he concentrated on self-sustaining habitats that could include entire cities, agricultural areas, and even national parks — everything in space.

Although such a future seems to be too far away, Bezos says the choice will be simple when humanity faces a reduction in resources on Earth. Such colonies, resembling the film Interstellar, could be built close enough to Earth to allow people to travel back and forth and accommodate a million or more people. And, according to Bezos, they will always have an “ideal climate” – like on the Hawaiian island of Maui. They will be close to the Earth, so it will always be possible to return.

According to Bezos, travel between various space colonies will be very simple. The proposed habitats will rotate in space to create artificial gravity based on centrifugal force. The space cities will have their own futuristic architecture. There will be no rain, no storms, no earthquakes. Some colonies may have “entertaining” gravity, for example, such that people could fly like on their own wings.

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Written by Abhishek Verma

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    • Well, I am not sure about it, because the idea of space colonization is much older than we think. The first known work on space colonization was The Brick Moon, a work of fiction published in 1869 by Edward Everett Hale. Hope it would change your mind.

    • My friend nothing is unrealistic in this world. If you would have watched Back To The Future II, where Marty and Doc visited the year 2015 then you believe it. They showed us flying cars concept in the year 1989, digital screen everywhere, hoverboard, etc. They all have now become reality. So, never underestimate the technology.

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