The way of the future.
A GROUP of billionaires and adventurers will this week announce plans to mine asteroids as they pass by Earth.
The group, which includes key figures from Google and Microsoft as well as James Cameron, director of the films Avatar and Titanic, are funding a new company, Planetary Resources, which apparently plans to research the use of robot space mining ships.
Too right. That’s what we should be doing. Not whining about oh, oh, oh, we have limited resources.
What? We have limited resources on planet Earth? OK. Fine. No kidding. But shut the hell up, stop trying to send us back to the stone ages, pull your finger out, and find a tenable solution.
Anyone who’s even heard of science fiction books knows that one day – if we don’t stuff it up wasting our time building stupid windmills – that one day we’ll be mining asteroids. Heck, we should have an asteroid belt circling the planet yesterday.
Imagine if the last twenty years, instead of being spent spending trillions (that we don’t have) talking about the weather, imagine if more people had devoted that time and money to projects like utilising the essentially unlimited resources in space.
Still, imagine if governments had tried that on instead. It would have been billions, trillions wasted anyway.
Isn’t it wonderful what people can do when governments and envy advocates aren’t taxing the living crap out of them and making them feel guilty for being rich and successful.
Gotta laugh, however, that of all the people, James Cameron is involved. Yes, the same man who made a movie – Avatar – about how precious (essentially) the Earth is and how naaaaasty evil mining companies and military are, of all the people, HE’S involved in what he basically advocated against.
Ho hum, Leftist hypocrisy is nothing new, and if it means we’re getting resources from space instead of flinging faeces at each other, then all is forgiven (still not sorry about breaking those 3D glasses though).