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    News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    Google's Eric Schmidt teams up with director, James Cameron in ambitious project.
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    Its about time! ONWARDS TO SPACE!

    On a serious note, its about time we as a species got back on track and started pushing onwards towards the stars and stopped languishing on this. The benefit to humanity is far too great
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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    Agreed this is far too important to ignore and it could easily be argued that funding should be put to this before supposed agw etc.

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthran View Post
    Its about time! ONWARDS TO SPACE!

    On a serious note, its about time we as a species got back on track and started pushing onwards towards the stars and stopped languishing on this. The benefit to humanity is far too great
    I think it's about time mankind got back on track with the bigger picture in general.

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    If I was a billionaire, this is exactly the kind of stuff I'd be doing. Nice!

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    If I was a billionaire, this is exactly the kind of stuff I'd be doing. Nice!
    Same, I would definitely back a project like this - not for the potential monetary gains but the improvement of mankind.

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    never forget it's about the money ...greed will push men to do anything ..and once they have the "rare materials" it will be about the control ..

    we are not ready as a species on the whole to think about "The benefit to humanity"
    What does it matter now if men believe or no?
    What is to come will come. And soon you too will stand aside,
    To murmur in pity that my words were true
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    To see the wizard one must look behind the curtain ....

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    Ahha, at last! Mining Lasers for my Mark III Cobra

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    I thought James Cameron was all about the deep sea exploration?

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    Exactly. You could create such abundance of a resource that it would be almost value-less and almost free to all if the process was completely automated if you so wished, after a few years of R&D. Shame all they talk about is GDP! Nonsense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Ahha, at last! Mining Lasers for my Mark III Cobra
    Forget mining, start killing Thargoids like the rest of us!
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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    Is it only me that sees the irony of a story about a bunch of Manic Miners coming out on the 30th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum?

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    We don't need space iron or whatever minerals they have in mind, we need serious investment in energy. When we solve the energy problem we can practically build whatever we want from the subatomic, up. Or at least blow up all the space rocks we can get our hands on so we can start polluting our outer space with asteroid debris just like we polluted our atmosphere with carbon dioxide.
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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    We don't need space iron or whatever minerals they have in mind, we need serious investment in energy. When we solve the energy problem we can practically build whatever we want from the subatomic, up. Or at least blow up all the space rocks we can get our hands on so we can start polluting our outer space with asteroid debris just like we polluted our atmosphere with carbon dioxide.
    Wow bought into the agw thing bad, put it simply billions of people will die of hunger way before any fossil fuel issues rise up. Also space exploration will inevitably lead to cheaper energy eventually. You seem a bit idealogical which really isn't needed for such important matters

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    One accidental 'dump truck' load of space rocks added to low earth orbit and a case of Kessler Syndrome will end space travel.

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    Re: News - Technology billionaires back asteroid mining project

    Well there's a fine reason to never do anything that might forward the human whatever.

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