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GeekWire reports that "Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he’s trying to do for outer-space ventures what delivery services and the internet did for him: provide the 'heavy lifting infrastructure' that will make it possible for entrepreneurs to thrive. And he’s willing to commit billions of dollars of his 'Amazon winnings' to make it so."

The story offers some perspectives provided by Bezos at this week’s Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, and it is fascinating. You can read the entire story here.
KC's View:
Everything that Jeff Bezos is doing at Amazon - especially when you consider the Echo/Alexa system - results from his love of all things Star Trek. After all, he loves a show in which Capt. Jean-Luc Picard can turn to a computer console and say, "Earl Grey, hot," and have it appear.

No wonder he's seeding initiatives that, if we don't screw it up, could turn into the United Federation of Planets.