Billionaires Battle for Mars

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<As their personal, private battle heats up>

It’s for real. Luckily, no injuries when September started with a BANG!1BVG CAPE Explosion 2Enormous explosions erupted on SpaceX’s launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the quiet morning of the first day of the month. The dangerous blasts that happened during a pre-launch check totally shattered the quiet and demolished an Elon Musk Falcon 9 rocket while destroying Mark Zuckerberg’s Amos 6 satellite that the rocket was supposed to place into orbit. (explosion @ 1:11)

Facebook had planned to use the revolutionary $200million satellite to spread home internet service throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Visiting Africa at the time, Zuckerberg planned to celebrate the satellite’s successful launch. But although no one was hurt, a lot of dreams, plans and money went up in smoke. Apparently, so did the working relationship between the two competitive high-tech titans.

Even as the catastrophic explosions were felt and reverberated for miles and smoke-filled hours around the southern Florida space center, news spread instantly across cyberspace.1BVG CAPE EXPLOSIONAnd the repercussion, after-effect of the devastating accident was widespread. While the rocket was being fueled, something went wrong with the upper-stage oxygen tank resulting in fire, explained Musk, SpaceX chief. However, the exact reason for what happened remained a massive mystery. “Cause still unknown,” Musk tweeted. “More soon,” he promised.

The tragic occurrence was a major setback to SpaceX and NASA following another launch accident last year. Still, Musk’s company has successfully docked with the International Space Station stocking it with supplies and ultimately, astronauts.

Despite that and other accomplishments, plus Musk’s confident vow to get everything back in place, and space, the billionaires are at war. Zuckerberg is understandably upset to say the least as the accident has put an angry strain on their fragile relationship.1BVG ALIEN SHIP2

What’s more, a strange, unidentified flying object seen in the sky near the pad prior to the explosion has conspiracy theorists claiming aliens sabotaged the launch. See story.

What is known for sure is that Mr. Zuckerberg is upset at the destruction of his satellite when Mr. Musk’s rocket suffered its catastrophic explosion on the Cape Canaveral launch pad during what should’ve been  a routine pre-launch check.

Timed for the special occasion, Zuckerberg’s stay in Africa was cut short, and the 14 countries on the continent and Middle East that were primed and ready to have free broadband, would have to wait. See story

‘As I’m here in Africa, I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent,’ Zuckerberg stated.

In a much brighter future time yet to come, other individuals and nations may join the privileged RAD PACK BILLIONAIRES space entrepreneur pioneers.  As for right now the pack includes billionaires Musk, Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Bezos, and business tycoon Richard Branson. Make no mistake about it, the stakes are high because the battle for what’s Beyond-Known-Cyberspace is on!1BVG ALIENS HELPING




In the opinion of Elon Musk, the legendary Silicon Valley inventor, engineer, explorer, and innovator, the correct answer to this question is an enlightened, “YES!”

(However, he discusses the topic so often he claims to have banned it if ever in a hot tub, probably so he can relax and discuss other hot topics he’s interested in such as the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence, Martian Democracy, We Are Already Cyborgs, and Saving the World, etc.)

The South African-born hi-tech whiz kid got his own first computer at age 10 and taught himself how to program. At 12 he created wrote and programmed a video game he called “Blastar” – which was his first sale to a software investor.

After graduating high school (excelling in science and computer studies), he moved to Canada and Queen’s University in Ontario. The University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Economics (Wharton) and a BA with a major in physics followed. He then arrived in Silicon Valley and attended Stanford University for only two days, postponing his PhD studies to become part of the Internet boom. Well-timed, he formed, which was soon to become known as PayPal.

1BVG MUSK ROCKETOther Musk companies now include SpaceX to privately build spacecraft for commercial space travel, together with his ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

1BVG MUSK TESLAAnd as CEO of Tesla Motors, he is dedicated and determined to produce environmentally-friendly, affordable, mass-market ‘Premium Electric Vehicles.’

1BVG MUSK HYPERLOOPThere’s more, along with the safer than planes and trains, “Hyperloop” – a new form of above-ground earthquake-stable transportation. Solar powered, Hyperloop transports riders through low-pressure tubes at speeds of 700+ mph. Futuristic? Yes, but perhaps coming soon to a video game pod near you!

Musk entertains the theory that the world likely is One Big Video Game, the creation of an advanced alien civilization. His reasoning that we are simulations existing inside a copy of that game is based on the incredible advances of our own video games history. To shed light on the theory, he points to the rapidly phenomenal progress our high-technology has made in the last four decades.

“The strongest argument for us probably being in a simulation is the following,” he says. “Forty years ago we had PONG, like two rectangles and a dot. That’s what games were.” Then he explains how now, just 40 years later, there is no comparing the simplicity of what was to today’s complex, highly developed, technologically improved, advanced and evolving photorealistic 3D simulations and true-to-life games that millions upon millions of players can participate in simultaneously. “And it’s getting better every year.”

He reminds us, we are on the cusp of a new wave of virtual reality experiences. Yet he suggests, “If we assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality.”

Keeping in mind our evolving technology and the possibility of the existence of advanced alien civilizations makes it that much more fascinating to follow his mathematical calculations.

“Even if that rate of advancement drops by a thousand from what it is right now, let’s imagine it’s 10,000 years in the future, which is nothing on the evolutionary scale. Given that we are clearly on  a trajectory to have games that are indistinguishable from reality, and those games could be played on a set-top box, PC or whatever, with billions playing… it would seem to follow that the odds we’re in base-reality (= real reality) — is one in billions.”

It’s a must Musk read, for the down to earth reason that it’s best to hope “One Big Video Game” is the virtual truth. Here’s why:

“If a civilization stops advancing, then it may be due to some calamitous event that erases civilization,” he says while presenting two options. “Either we are going to create simulations that are indistinguishable from reality, or civilization will cease to exist.”

Editor’s note: We agree with the above hi-tech “Use It or Lose It” option. While numerous theories abound regarding our planet and civilization, questions of why and where we came from go back to our beginnings.

With due respect, we recommend two updates for your consideration in regards to why we are “ONE BIG VIDEO GAME.” The first is from South Park:1BVG MUSK WHAT IF REALITY SHOW And the other “One” = 1BVG, an original Earth-born good vs evil concept based on high-tech reality plus dimensional exploration designed to be understandable and entertaining for advanced alien civilizations & tekkies of all ages from here to…