Amazon CEO Suggests Settling Mars

Founder and Chief Executive of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has expressed his desire to relocate the industrial operations on the Earth to outer space and leave the planet only for residential purposes. Bezos is an analytical person and he surprised everyone with his statement. The spectators assembled at the Code Conference organized at Rancho Palos Verdes in California were addressed by Bezos on the night of May 31, 2016.

Bezos revealed to the audience as to why he feels that his spaceflight company Blue origins, has strong growth prospects. Bezos talked about his aim for the development of outer space. He urged the transfer of heavy industrial operations to outer space owing to the unlimited and continuous access to solar energy. He added that the Earth should be rezoned only for the purpose residing and light commercial operations.

“We could build gigantic chip factories in space and just send little bits down. We don’t have to build them here. We will settle Mars. And we should, because it’s cool”, said Bezos.

Bezos expressed his opinions on artificial intelligence, data privacy and free speech, along with leadership, streaming video and aerospace during an interview with Walt Mossberg, the Re/code editor.

Bezos feels that it is his duty to develop an infrastructure for outer space in an effort to offer a dynamic and entrepreneurial solar system to the coming generation. He wants to see numerous entrepreneurs conducting amazing operations in space and to make that possible, the cost of entering space has to be reduced radically.

Bezos added that the Earth can only be protected by moving some operations out in the space. He advocated that there is no need for people to live a conventional life with limited use of power and curtail population to ensure sustainability on the planet. Bezos dreams of dynamism on the planet and in the outer space.

“The Echo speaker can turn on lights, access online music and answer queries by awaking the speaker and waking it by stating the word Alexa. “It has been a dream from the early days of sci-fi to have a computer to talk to, and that’s coming true,” said Bezos,” according to a news report published by Usa Today.

Amazon posted more than $100 billion in revenue earlier this year, and has a new consumer electronics product hit on its hands, the Echo, a connected Wifi speaker that turns off lights, plays music and answers queries. Amazon hasn’t revealed sales stats, but says the product is hard to keep in stock.

Amazon Studios has been making its mark in Hollywood, where its competing with Netflix to offer first-run programming for streaming. Amazon’s Transparent won 5 Emmys this year, including best lead actor, Jeffrey Tambor and is set to release Woody Allen’s latest film in theaters. The director is also producing a comedy series for Amazon’s Prime members.

According to a story published on the topic by Fortune, “He spent several minutes outlining his desire to develop outer space. Humans should move heavy industrial facilities off the planet and into space, Bezos argued, where energy from the sun is limitless and available around the clock. Earth instead ought to be “rezoned” for residential and light commercial use.”

The Amazon CEO (and Washington Post owner) was in top form on Tuesday night in a rare public appearance. Bezos was equally comic, candid, and clever as he offered his views on artificial intelligence, data privacy, free speech, leadership, streaming video, and aerospace in an interview with Recode editor-at-large Walt Mossberg. Here are the highlights.

“When it comes to space, I see it as my job to build infrastructure the hard way. I’m using my resources to put in that infrastructure so that the next generation of people can have a dynamic, entrepreneurial solar system as interesting as we see on the Internet today. I want thousands of entrepreneurs to do amazing things in space. To do that we have to dramatically lower the cost of entering space.”

A report published in Geek Wire informed, “Bezos penned a memo in response to The Times piece this past August that noted how he didn’t recognize the company described in the article, which told a story of workers who are frequently driven to tears, weeded out after encountering medical issues, and battling within a competitive stack-rank system that encourages employees to undermine one another.”

On Tuesday, Bezos said that a company like Amazon which prides itself on offering optimal customer service can’t do so with folks that are frustrated or angry or discouraged.

“Our environment embraces a lot of change — we have to, because the internet is changing and the technologies we use are changing,” he said. “… For somebody who hated change, I imagine high tech would be a pretty bad career. It would be very tough. There are much more stable industries and they should probably choose one of those more stable industries with less change. They’ll probably be happier there.”

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