Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos says space will be a new home for humans. Image via Twitter: @JeffBezos

Jeff Bezos predicts space will soon be home and Earth just a vacation spot

‘Many people will be born in space,’ says Jeff Bezos who believes that Earth will soon be nothing more than a vacation spot for humans.

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos says space will be a new home for humans. Image via Twitter: @JeffBezos

Jeff Bezos has proven himself to be someone who is well worth listening to. However, his recent statements about space have really left many wondering if he’s a big dreamer or a big fool. The Amazon boss says that humans will soon live in space and use Earth as a vacation spot.

Jeff Bezos: A dreamer or a visionary?

US billionaire and entrepreneur Jeff Bezos is one of the many wealthy businessmen who have taken a keen interest in space travel and tourism.

In fact, Bezos’ spacecraft, the Blue Origin recently took a successful trip into space and seems to have fuelled his ideas of building colonies there.

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According to Bezos who was speaking at the 2021 Ignatius Forum in Washington, DC, people will be born in space and only come down to Earth for the occasional visit.

“Over centuries, many people will be born in space, it will be their first home,” Bezos said.

“They will be born on these colonies, live on these colonies, then they’ll visit Earth the way you would visit, you know, Yellowstone National Park.”

Floating colonies vs a brand new planet

Business Insider reports that Bezos’ dreams of living in space go as far back as his high school days. According to Bezos, building colonies would be much simpler than trying to start life on a new planet.

This appears to be a clever jab at Elon Musk who has been on a mission to try and determine whether humans can live on Mars.

Apparently, their jabs have been going on for a while now. In 2019, Elon Musk once compared Bezos’ space colonization plans to “building America in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.”

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