Perhaps you heard the news this week. Four billionaires (Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Ross Perot Jr. and Charles Simonyi) have thrown their financial weight behind Planetary Resources, Inc., a Washington-based startup with big and bold plans. Before our planet runs out of natural resources, this venture plans to start extracting water and metals from resource-rich asteroids flying near Earth. One asteroid, they speculate, may contain more platinum than we’ve ever mined from Earth. Above, the company gives you a quick introduction to their SciFi-esque plans. The first Planetary Resources spacecraft will launch within the next two years. via Devour

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  • AlonK says:

    Ahh…the promises..we have managed to turn this beautiful earth into a graveyard and create systems based on greed and inequality but we will go into space and mine resources for the benefit of humanity…right…do these captains of industry know the word Chutzpa?…before we destroy the world further let us make sure that every human has enough to eat, shelter, medical care, clean water…

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