Mining in Space

Today my co-workers were sending around an interesting article about a new company launched by Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt. The idea behind Planetary Resources is mining asteroids for various metals and minerals. James Cameron is also somehow involved in this venture. an interesting point that a colleague highlighted was that it may be easier to mine in space than at the bottom of the ocean (which is what some companies are trying to do these days) as there is no pressure.

I was thinking that these guys are either really brilliant or really crazy. Or, perhaps they are just trying to make the next Avatar. Talk about thinking out of the box. Regardless of the outcome, I am happy that this world continues to have big dreamers. Inspirational!

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