Jeff Bezos has come up with the weirdest of all possible reasons to be excited about space travel. Blue Origin, his rocket-and-rover-building venture, hopes to develop giant tube-shaped space colonies that will allow humanity to go on endlessly propagating and expanding. “We can have a trillion humans in the solar system,” Bezos says, “which means we’d have a thousand Mozarts and a thousand Einsteins.” So Franklin Foer explains in the November issue of The Atlantic.
A thousand Mozarts and a thousand Einsteins. Just what the world needs, unless our problem is a faliure to cherish and recognize the thousands of Mozarts and Einsteins who already live among us.