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Off to Mars!
« on: April 23, 2019, 12:13:16 PM »
...go the mavens of tech after the Coachella debacle and fiery failure...

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-col1-mars-venture-capital-desert-party-20190423-story.html
“Imagine if we live in a nature reserve — forests, meadows, lovely streams. We don't go building an industrial plant in the middle of that forest,” said Jim Keravala, the chief executive of OffWorld, a Pasadena company that’s building industrial robots for space. “Earth is sitting in a nature reserve called the habitable zone of our star.”
He wants to zone the planet for “residential and light industry only,” and take the dirtiest industrial work into the asteroid belt that orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter.
These kinds of moonshots don’t come cheap.
“I’m interested in figuring out whether I can get my money back in my lifetime,” said Eric Anschutz, an angel investor. “That probably distinctly means not investing in terraforming.”


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A man twirls a flaming baton as an ailing Honda Odyssey is ritually incinerated at night's end. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)