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Attention, Earthlings: Jeff Bezos wants everybody to watch this classic video about settling off planet

15 Oct 2018, 20:15 UTC
Attention, Earthlings: Jeff Bezos wants everybody to watch this classic video about settling off planet
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Jeff Bezos during Wired 25 on Monday. (Twitter screen grab via Wired)
Jeff Bezos loves to talk about space. And in a talk about just that on Monday, he encouraged anyone who was listening to go listen to another classic talk about space.
The Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder was a guest at Wired 25 in San Francisco. He’s the subject of the magazine’s new cover story: “Jeff Bezos Wants All of Us to Leave Earth — For Good.” His conversation with writer Steven Levy opened with the two recalling that Bezos gave Levy a homework assignment involving footage from an old TV show called “The Round Table.”
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“This is an incredible short video that I would recommend all of you go find on the internet and watch,” Bezos said. (We did that for you, below.)
The video featured Princeton University professor of physics Gerard O’Neill and biochemist and science-fiction author Isaac Asimov.
Bezos said that O’Neill promoted the idea of giant space colonies for human settlers, as opposed to the idea of settling on the surface of other planets.
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