Centuries from now, people will be born in space: Bezos


London, Nov 13 | Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has predicted that space will become humanity’s home one day and that people will visit Earth on vacation.

Bezos said that in centuries to come, people will be born in space and live in giant floating cylinders that could house up to a million people and re-create Earth’s gravity and environment, with ‘rivers, forests and wildlife’ and regular Terran weather, Daily Mail reported.

The tech titan said this at the Washington Cathedral as part of the 2021 Ignatius Forum in DC, hosted by Adi Ignatius, editor in chief of Harvard Business Review, this week.

“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,” he said.

Bezos further noted that even his company’s name, ‘Blue Origin,’ was a nod to the idea of Earth as humanity’s origin point, not its final destiny.

Previously, Bezos talked up his idea about space habitats, and called them ‘O’Neill colonies’, after physicist Gerard O’Neill, who theorised other planets might not be the best place to house humans beyond Earth.

AHe said own trip beyond Earth in July was even more transformational than he had imagined.

“The magnitude of that experience was so much bigger than I could have ever anticipated,” he told the audience.

“It really is such a change in perspective that shows you in a very powerful and emotional way, just how fragile this Earth is. I wish everyone could have that perspective,” he added.

Bezos said his passion for space exploration started when he was 5 years old and Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon.

“I’ve always had the dream of having a company like Blue Origin to build what I see as the road to space.”

Bezos, 57, also confirmed he believed in extraterrestrial life.

“How could there not be? There are so many stars, just in this galaxy. And then so many galaxies,” he added.

Source: IANS

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While Bank nifty has managed to settle at 33597.60 levels after gaining 1.44 percent. On the sectoral front, Nifty PSU Bank, Nifty Realty and Auto have contributed 2-3 percent gain on closing basis. On the flip side Nifty IT and FMCG ended with losses of 0.75 percent and 0.35 respectively. In Nifty, EICHERMOT, APOLLOHOSP and UPL were the top gainers while ULTRACEMCO, SHREECEM and ASIANPAINT were the prime laggards.

Technically, after forming the bearish candle on the weekly chart, the index has formed a Doji candlestick on the daily chart which shows indecisiveness among the trades. Moreover, the index has also faced a resistance from falling trend lines and showed profit booking from higher levels. However, Fibonacci retrenchment also has support around 15650 levels.

Traders may find buying opportunities for short term as if 15650 levels is protected. In the hourly chart, with support of the middle Bollinger band short term upside movement is expected. Stock specific action would drive the market in coming days too.

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Sumeet Bagadia
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Choice Broking

Source: Choice India



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