Friday, April 27, 2012

"Alien" Roots - Are We Witnessing the Beginning?

I don't know about you, but when I first went to see the Alien, the 1979 sci-fi horror film, I was, well, horrified.  That movie scared the daylights out of me. 

Theatrical Release Poster by Bill Gold
Today's article is about a company, a real company of billionaires, engineers, and scientists, outlining details to mine asteroids for water, minerals, and such.  If you're not familiar with the plot of Alien, let me say, The Company plays a transparent but evil part in the movie.  

Commercial enterprises don't always have the best interest of their employees at heart, and that was definitely the case in the movie. 

Anyway, check out the article.  Could it be we're witnessing an historic event?  Okay, maybe not historic, maybe more 'ironic'?  Plus, I'm kind of curious - does anyone 'own' the asteroids?  I can see several legal and ethical issues that might come up.  Surely people more in-the-know than me are addressing them.  I can only hope....   

If you've ever wondered how we get there from here, we might just be witnessing the first tentative steps.

Enjoy the article! 

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