Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is ready to do something. But we don’t really know what that is, because she’s not quite ready to reveal everything.
71 year old technical person recently tweeted: “Unlike the others, a private space company is getting started.” The mysterious post included an equally suspenseful video that promised much but delivered little.
Featuring a collection of what looks like stock footage clips and an evocative soundtrack, the earnest narrator states: “Together, we’ll go far. We will seek each other out, solve problems together. It’s not a race. This is not a competition or a game. We are not one person, one company, one nation. We are one planet.”
In what has begun to sound like an ad that Apple may have dropped decades ago, the narrator emphasizes its theme: “We are explorers. We are dreamers, risk takers, engineers and stargazers. We are human beings, and it is up to us to work together to do what is right and what is good. So here’s to taking care of what we have so that the next generation can be better together.”
The video ends with the tagline: “The sky is no longer the limit.”
Privateer Space, as the new company is called, is the brainchild of Wozniak and Alex Fielding, a longtime friend/collaborator at robotic digitization company Ripcord. Fielding is also a former Apple engineer.
The blurb accompanying the video says that PrivateerSpace is “working to keep space safe and accessible to all mankind,” leading some to speculate that the new venture is all about the troublesome spaceflight currently orbiting Earth. The junk can be prepared to be cleaned up. We certainly can’t see it as another space tourism service along the lines of Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin.
So when will the pair spill the beans? Well, the big reveal is about to come at the AMOS Tech 2021 conference, which runs from September 14th to September 17th in Maui, Hawaii. We’ll be sure to update once we know more.