Bill Gates 'kiss' Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' space race: Earth is full of work to do

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have been trying to outdo each other for months with multimillion-dollar contracts and see whose space company is the best. Bill Gates expressed: Enough is enough.

Bill Gates 'kiss' Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' space race: Earth is full of work to do
Bill Gates 'kiss' Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' space race: Earth is full of work to do

In an interview with James Corden, the Microsoft founder was asked why he didn't join the space race like Elon Musk's SpaceX or Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Bill Gates expressed his opinion: " What's space for? There's still work to do on Earth."

"I don't know, maybe I was obsessed with things like Malaria or HIV, I wanted to get rid of those diseases, and I was able to get people at cocktail parties to talk about this," he said. ".

Corden previously thanked Gates for being "the only billionaire who isn't trying to escape Earth in a spaceship right now". Meanwhile, with respect to Musk's stated long-term goal for SpaceX of colonizing Mars to ensure the survival of humanity, many have raised questions about spending too much money on something that could. considered frivolous.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in September that the fact that "billionaires are excited to go to space while millions are hungry on Earth" is an illustration another example of the gap between the rich and the poor. He gave this a common name of corruption, hopelessness and restriction of individual liberties.

Before Bezos' trip into space in July, the charity Oxfam also called the expenditure "human folly" and should not be considered an achievement of humanity.

Deepak Xavier, head of global inequality campaign at Oxfam International, said: "Jeff Bezos pays no income tax in the US but could spend $7.5 billion on his own space adventure. ".

Over the past year, more than 20 million people have fallen into starvation, and faced six times as many situations similar to hunger: "Billionaires are rushing into space, avoiding hunger," the organization said. away from a world of pandemics, climate change and famine. Meanwhile, every minute an average of eleven people are likely to die of hunger."

However, there is also some philanthropy among the billionaires who use their wealth for the purpose of conquering the universe. SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission in September, which included the first civilian astronaut-only crew to orbit the Earth, donated more than $200 million to St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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