Asteroid Mining: Will Space Solve Our Resource Shortage? – BuzzConf


As humanity continues to industrialise and advance technologically, deposits of accessible minerals are being exhausted, leading to concerns of global shortages of rare materials over the next 40 years. But many minerals that are rare on Earth are abundant in space, and space-based-solar is an order of magnitude more productive without night or atmosphere.

Will the industrialisation of space solve our resource and energy shortages of the future?