Space mining is going to seriously disrupt Earth’s economy. And we’re nowhere near ready for the shock

Zip into the future for a second. It’s 2035 and Earth’s population has grown dramatically. People are desperate to find alternatives to the dwindling natural resources needed to keep the global economy functioning. We have bled the Earth dry.

Private companies and national space agencies from over the world have been working for years to develop technologies that could allow us to extract minerals from space, and ship them back to Earth where they can be sold.

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