Why we need to think about colonizing space as we run out of room and resources on Earth.

This article titled “The investment we all have in asteroid mining” was written by Dan Gillmor, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 24th April 2012 20.59 UTC

The doubters are having a field day with Tuesday's announcement of a private venture, organized by a collection of tech titans, to launch a mission to mine asteroids. Adjectives such as “quixotic” are being used to describe the plan by a new company called Planetary Resources Inc, which has the backing of luminaries like Google's Larry Page and innovative film director (and deep-sea explorer) James Cameron.

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