Mining Asteroids

So, it comes to this.  Natural resources are becoming scarce enough that people can have serious conversations about mining ASTEROIDS and be taken seriously.  Not that it can’t be done, but wow…we are so far from living in balance with this planet that we need to exploit other areas of the solar system to sustain our lifestyle?!  Although, it may not be as bad as it first sounds.  Rather than bringing those resources back to this planet, it’s far most cost effective to use them to supply spaceships and colonies on the moon or Mars and that seems to be the main intent of Planetary Resources Inc.  Which makes so much more sense considering we struggle to get enough public support for a mere six person orbiting space station.  Maybe capitalism will succeed where every world government has failed…