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(Mining)   Trillions of dollars in platinum waiting in the Earth's oceans, says asteroid miner   ( mining.com) divider line
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2676 clicks; posted to Business » on 31 Oct 2012 at 5:14 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-01 03:16:49 PM  
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Basically, the idea goes that you set up a mining and refining operation, then you can build huge solar collectors to beam energy back to earth, with the end goal of moving most of the dirty industry space side. Basically the environmentalist wet dream. Plus, with all the robotics and automation needed to make it work, we could be well on our way to a more relaxed, star trek style life style. Plus, its the the kind of r&d, economic stimulant you'd need if say, you wanted to cut military spending without tanking the global economy.

The risk is that if something happened to the spaceside assets, you risk a total breakdown of civilization and a return to utter barbarism. Plus, anyone with a hidden industrial core could dominate the rebuilding from the shadows.

Scary stuff, but what with depletable resources and the gathering storm, is the current course of civilization any better?
2012-11-01 09:13:20 AM  
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Mining in space, eh?
I know just the guy.

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2012-10-31 07:13:40 PM  
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/but gold is more highly concentrated
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