The Winklevii Are Going to Space

There was a time when news that Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss just bought spaceship tickets using Bitcoin would have been completely surprising. That time is long, long gone.

The Winklevoss twins are:

  • Harvard educated
  • Strong
  • Tall
  • Good at rowing
  • Rich
  • Give good "thumbs up" signs

But it's not enough. It'll never be enough, because they'll still, forever be the pair that was duped out of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg has trouble speaking and owns a dog that looks like a giant fungal infection, but he will always be the guy who duped the Winklevoss twins out of Facebook.

And so, the overcompensation ballet continues, blasting away from the gravitational pull of that dumb rock where that fucking nerd Zuckerberg screwed us in college. Tyler penned an explanation of why the two just shelled out for Virgin Galactic tickets, making them TBD astronauts through a service that has yet to actually begin:

Humans have a long tradition of exploring and forging new frontiers, both physically and metaphorically.

Ah, jeez.

Today, I think we can all agree that this spirit is alive and quite well...It is in this vein that Cameron and I contemplate our tickets into space – as seed capital supporting a new technology that may forever change the way we travel, purchased with a new technology that may forever change the way we transact.

The inexorable spirit of adventure that drives us to conquer the wilderness, build castles, and invest money in shady offshore currency exchanges: it's what makes us human. The same daring behind Bitcoin is "responsible for every human breakthrough and advancement since the dawn of mankind." Ergo, Mars:

They are why we are still here on our planet today, and why we stand a chance of being here tomorrow…or on Mars. When we can, Cameron and I will always do our best to support them.

Are you going to Mars, Mark Zuckerberg? HMM?