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Jeff Bezos wants to save Earth by moving industry to space

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Earth is the best planet to live on in our Solar System–perhaps the only one, given the grim conditions on even the most Earth-like planet, Mars. So to protect Earth, Amazon founder/CEO Jeff Bezos—who has a side gig as owner of space company Blue Origin—announced today that he wants to utilize the planet for what it does best: keeping humans alive.

At an invite-only press event in Washington, D.C., Bezos announced a massive vision for the future in which “Earth is zoned residential and light industry,” with heavy industry and mining moving to space.

But even a gentrified Earth won’t be enough to........

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