Expensive Taste

Imagine for a moment that your garage is filled with Teslas and Bugattis. You own smart homes on every continent, and you've hit every high-tech vacation spot from New York to Dubai. Still, you won't be satisfied until you own every futuristic item money can buy.

So, what more could an obscenely wealthy fan of the futuristic treat themselves to this holiday season? We have a few ideas.

A SpaceX Rocket

A person can only own so many private jets. Maybe it's time to consider upgrading to a private rocket.

While SpaceX doesn't so much sell their reusable rockets as rent them out, you can buy a single Falcon 9 launch for $62 million. That'd be enough to send a 22,800 kg (50,265 lb) payload into low Earth orbit. If you wait until the Falcon Heavy is ready for liftoff (likely 2018), you'll be paying $90 million per launch, but you'll enjoy a much larger payload: 63,800 kg (140,660 lbs).

Of course, neither craft is ready for human passengers just yet, so you'll have to think of something else to send into space. Perhaps a satellite would do; or, you could follow Elon Musk's lead and say goodbye to one of those Teslas cluttering up your garage.

A Honeymoon on Mars

If the life of a wealthy bachelor/bachelorette is getting old, you could always spend some of your fortune on a lavish sci-fi themed wedding followed by futuristic honeymoon on the Red Planet.

Elon Musk has put a $200,000 cap on the price of a ticket to Mars aboard SpaceX's BFR, so a pair for you and your new Mrs. or Mr. will run $400,000. Of course, any "extras," like a romantic visit to Mars' massive volcano or excursions to witness a nighttime snowstorm, will add to the cost.

Considering Musk doesn't expect to send the first people to Mars until 2024 at the earliest, though, you might want to plan for a very long engagement.

A Clone of Your Dog

The return trip from Mars will take about three to six months. If all that time shut in with your new spouse puts an irreparable strain on the relationship, don't worry about fighting to get the dog in the divorce. Thanks to Viagen Pets, you can now buy yourself a clone of your canine companion for the lowish price of $50,000.

You'll just need to bring your furry friend to the vet to have a tissue biopsy taken. Within four weeks, Viagen will process the sample. After a nine-week gestation period in a surrogate dog and an eight-week nursing process, your dog's genetic twin will be ready for life in your lap of luxury.

One Bitcoin

After buying all of the above, you might start seeing fewer zeros in your account balance than you're used to. It might be time to start thinking about how you can spend money to make money, and right now, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better return on investment than bitcoin.

Since the beginning of 2017, the value of the original cryptocurrency has skyrocketed by more than 1,300 percent. At the time of writing, a single bitcoin will set you back about $13,000. You've probably lost that much under the seats of your Chiron, so dig it out and hit up a crypto exchange before something shiny catches your eye.

Disclosure: Several members of the Futurism team, including the editors of this piece, are personal investors in a number of cryptocurrency markets. Their personal investment perspectives have no impact on editorial content.

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