DOOM is coming

Captante

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It was only a matter of time .... resources available once we start mining asteroids will be effectively limitless.
 

PowerEngineer

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It was only a matter of time .... resources available once we start mining asteroids will be effectively limitless.
As will be the threat of changing the orbits of asteroids to hasten the earth's next mass extinction event. 🌠🌎🔥🌑
 
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SaltyNuts

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It was only a matter of time .... resources available once we start mining asteroids will be effectively limitless.

Captante, if we were able to mine that asteroid, what would it do to the price of gold? Does it have gold? If it has material amounts of gold, screw it, I hold a bunch of gold, don't want it going down in price. Thanks.
 
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Captante

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Captante, if we were able to mine that asteroid, what would it do to the price of gold? Does it have gold? If it has material amounts of gold, screw it, I hold a bunch of gold, don't want it going down in price. Thanks.

Gold could literally become shiny tin overnight! ;)
 

IronWing

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I said "effectively" !! ;)

(obviously no resource is actually limitless)
The energy costs to go get asteroids far exceeds that required for tapping any terrestrial source of minerals. It would be fun though.
 

Captante

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The energy costs to go get asteroids far exceeds that required for tapping any terrestrial source of minerals. It would be fun though.
Right now you are correct... provided humanity survives (no gimme!) that will not always be the case.
 

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