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Mine The Asteroid Belt

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2/14/2019 1:24:08 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
By mining the asteroid belt we can abolish taxation and pay for everything we need. It"s a dream come true. The price is that we destroy the asteroid belt. Discuss.
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2/14/2019 3:06:28 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
~~~ Leaning wrote:
Bit hard to get there and mine it currently (I think). ~~~

If space program funding were dramatically increased, It would not be so far off. We went to the moon once and that was decades ago. Also, There are some private companies already talking about asteroid mining. I think the public should do it. It"s far too much wealth for just a company. The asteroid belt is worth around $700 quintillion. That"s $100 billion for every $7 billion people on Earth.
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2/14/2019 3:09:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
FREEDO
If space program funding were dramatically increased, It would not be so far off. We went to the moon once and that was decades ago. Also, There are some private companies already talking about asteroid mining. I think the public should do it. It"s far too much wealth for just a company. The asteroid belt is worth around $700 quintillion. That"s $100 billion for every $7 billion people on Earth.


Perhaps you're right, But I have no background in the field. So to my uneducated view it does not look realistic yet. To me, If I was trying to promote the welfare of humanity, It'd probably have a rather counterintuitive looking beginning. World conquest.

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