Wednesday, December 16, 2015

More Evidence Newsweek Is Now A Joke

This article about how the one percenters are going to abandon us and settle on Mars is so astonishingly stupid, it is hard to imagine that anyone paid someone to write this stupid article. It is the sort of paranoid delusional stuff I expect from progressives.
The world sucks right now. Terrorism. Climate change. Political acrimony. Nonstop Justin Bieber songs.

It’s nice to know Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have a plan. They will help the richest people in the world go to Mars and start over, leaving the other 99 percent to suffer on a dying, warring planet. The only solace for those of us left here will be that the Biebs should be prosperous enough to go with them.

This is the unspoken flip side of Musk’s SpaceX and Bezos’s Blue Origin. The space travel companies say they are creating a way for the human species to endure by populating other planets. But the bottom line is that only the wealthy will have the means to move to Mars. Musk’s target ticket price is $500,000 a person in 2015 dollars, and that’s just to get there. Imagine the new outfits you’ll have to buy to go with that space helmet.


w said...

Given the financial problems and decline in circulation of that magazine and others like it just shows you how desperate they are when they publish such clap-trap. Sounds like an upcoming movie plot.

Joe E said...

1 percent to Mars? Gates, Zuckerberg, Soros, Clintons, Kerry et al.

If only....

Jerry The Geek said...


You're going to send John KERRY to MARS?

Hell, I'll toss a couple of bucks in the pot to help finance that improvement to the longevity of Western Civilization!

James Gibson said...

To me the real point of the article is how Elon Musk, Bezos, and Branson have found another way to separate money from those in the one percent. The rides on their sub-orbital and orbital vehicles just adding to the money they have already gotten from their "futurist" investors. The ones less concerned with profit to even ask where the money is actually going. In that regard, will anyone ever see an IPO for SpaceX and thus learn if he has been under pricing his launches and using money from tesla and Sun City to cover the losses. Not possible, look what just happened to this guy