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    Asteroid Mining May Be a Reality by 2025

    I see this having great potential. Imagine if we could mine asteroids for resources like gold and water. The looming water shortage (whether our aquifers are drained in 10000 years or 100 years) is a scary prospect and I think we need to act now to sustain our growing population. Birth rates will probably level out, but advances in healthcare (barring a mass catastrophe or extreme rise in poverty leading to no access to healthcare) mean the population will still grow as people live longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anaximander View Post
    Asteroid Mining May Be a Reality by 2025

    I see this having great potential. Imagine if we could mine asteroids for resources like gold and water. The looming water shortage (whether our aquifers are drained in 10000 years or 100 years) is a scary prospect and I think we need to act now to sustain our growing population. Birth rates will probably level out, but advances in healthcare (barring a mass catastrophe or extreme rise in poverty leading to no access to healthcare) mean the population will still grow as people live longer.
    That's really interesting. I wasn't aware there was already a company intending to do that. Very exciting. I also wonder if there might be other minerals out in space. I saw some crazy sci-fi movie once where there was an asteroid made out of sapphire. I don't know if that's geologically possible or not, but it's interesting to think about.

    I think the trickiest thing would probably be getting them there and back again, although the article said it would be focusing on near-earth asteroids for the time being, not the Jovian asteroids. And I'm sure mining in space carries its own unique set of challenges.
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    I think the oil will be gone first

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    I think the oil will be gone first
    Nonsense. Donald Trump secretes plenty from his skin. That should last us for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osprey View Post
    Nonsense. Donald Trump secretes plenty from his skin. That should last us for a while.
    Who is that Donald Trump and who are you?

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