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wonder whether it would be the same as that tv show red dwarf
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Whelp I know what I'm going to school for!
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The world is not ready for isaac clarke...
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Bruce Willis better be leading the team thumb.gif
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'Murica: Where dem oil at?

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Whomever can monopolize asteroid mining will become the richest human in history. This is gonna cause some problems...

The only people who can consider a project such as this are already among the richest, will it make much difference?
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The only people who can consider a project such as this are already among the richest, will it make much difference?

Consolidation of power is always a bad thing for everyone else. So yes. Thats why in many Scifi universes the corporations run the universe not any form of government because the resources of space make them more powerful. Im not even talking about current day politics with influencing by big business, big business would straight up not need the government for anything. If govt is good for one thing its the red tape that slows down the powerful, and division of power.


I mean just look at it from a risk reward scenario. If a company has a ton of money they can reward others more for the risks they take. Would you assassinate someone for 100m dollars? Would you look the other way for $10m? The rule of law is ineffective when money is involved, thats where most crime lies in risk reward (and I don't mean the low level stupid criminals who get caught). An asteroid monopoly could buy and sell almost anyone and kill those it couldn't buy. Its extremely dangerous.





Edit: Whoever controls the spice, controls the universe.
post #28 of 60
This is pretty cool. I wonder how they plan to tackle human long term space exposure. The ring structure in the picture looked as if they would attempt to simulate gravity, but I don't know if that will be enough to not create muscle atrophy.
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link isn't working for me to watch frown.gif
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All this references to Dead Space and what not,suprised no one has referenced Weyland Industries yet,in the movies they "start" out as a inocent space mining industry,let's hope its not another case of real life following fiction o.o
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