While Google and Virgin have both been outspoken and dedicated supports of the Environment, it looks as if their founders are just sick of dealing with this mess. While Google.org and Virgin will continue to work to protect the Earth's environment, respective founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Richard Branson are going to be three of the first hundred people to permanently colonize Mars.
Obviously this is a big step from Google's previous Mars plans, which only included creating a searchable interface for its surface. Virgin, of course, has considerably more experience with space flight.
In an announcement leaked early last night Google and Virgin announced their new joint company, Virgle, and said:
For thousands of years,the human race has spread out across the Earth, scaling mountains and plying the oceans, planting crops and building highways, raising skyscrapers and atmospheric CO2 levels, and observing, with tremendous and unflagging enthusiasm, the Biblical injunction to be fruitful and multiply across our world's every last nook, cranny and subdivision.
An invitation.Earth has issues, and it's time humanity got started on a Plan B. So, starting in 2014, Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be leading hundreds of users on one of the grandest adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars.
The question is, do you want to join us?
Ever yearned to journey to the stars? You can learn how to become a Virgle Pioneer, test your Pioneering potential, or join the Mission Control community that will help develop the 100 Year Plan we've outlined here.
I've already applied for my spot. Frankly, I'm sick of trying to save this planet...I'm ready for something unspoiled!
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