Tuesday, July 20, 2021

What's the Point?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

I don't want to sound overly glass-half-empty here, but shouldn't those billionaires be saving Earth instead of traveling to space and creating huge carbon emissions and, thereby, damaging the planet even more? Why go to space at all? What's the point? Because it's there, like a mountain? Because they don't know what to do with their money? Is it to promote their brands? Is it for bragging rights? For their egos? 

I know they're spending their own money, but can't they use it for causes that can benefit more people? I love to travel, but if I had USD 250,000 to spare, I wouldn't use it to board a rocket and shoot up to space just to float around for a few minutes and gaze at the planet from afar. Again, what's the point? How many doses of vaccines can you buy with that amount of money? How many lives can you help save by buying those vaccines and donating it to countries who need it the most? Wouldn't that money be more useful if it were invested on clean energy instead of space tourism, the most carbon intensive of human endeavors? 

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