posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 08:02 AM
a reply to: oldcarpy
Now, handled correctly, I cannot see any kind of a problem with that at all.
Its interesting to consider the fate of the living beings that were on the world during the various enormous impacts in the lifetime of the planet we
are standing on, to wonder what would have happened if those impacts and subsequent events, including apocalyptic volcanic eruptions and the like, had
not have happened. How far would the dinosaurs and the rest of the species living prior to those momentous events, have fared had they not been wiped
out by these things and their knock on effects.
However, we, the human race, certainly do not want to be wiped out by asteroids, and mining them would seem on the face of things to be killing two
very scary birds, with one stone. The first bird, would be resource depletion here on the planet Earth, in times to come, whether short or long term,
and the second would be the threat that free floating space rocks pose to the species we are a part of. That is something that I think could be very
significantly pushed toward, without any particular risks in either the long or short term, to the planet we live on or the species we are a part of,
and I am behind any effort to make asteroid mining happen, one hundred percent. Anything that reduces the amount of our own planets resources and
structural cohesion that we chip away at, is a plus as far as I am concerned, especially if there are no foreseeable long term risks associated