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Space, the final frontier ...
It was all over the news yesterday. With financial backing from bigwigs at Google and money-hoarders like filmmaker James Cameron,

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Five Things That Would Be Awesome to Mine from Space

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Space, the final frontier ...
It was all over the news yesterday. With financial backing from bigwigs at Google and money-hoarders like filmmaker James Cameron, Planetary Resources Inc., based out of Bellevue, announced an ambitious plan to create a business out of mining space asteroids for raw materials, "ranging from water to precious metals," according to an official press release.

Planetary Resources Inc. held a press conference Tuesday at the Museum of Flight to announce the scheme plan.

"Since my early teenage years, I've wanted to be an asteroid miner. I always viewed it as a glamorous vision of where we could go," Peter Diamandis, one of the founders of Planetary Resources Inc., reportedly told those gathered in awe and bewilderment.

For anyone skeptical of the plan, the idea is to use robots to mine near-Earth asteroids of precious stuff like gold, platinum and rocket fuel. According to reports, if the plan progresses as Planetary Resources Inc. envisions, robots could be mining space within ten years.

Of course, naysayers point out that this is all likely to be ridiculously expensive, and may prove to be difficult to make a business out of.

But whatever.

Inspired by the forward thinking of Planetary Resources Inc., here are a few other things we'd like to see robots mining from outer space ...

New Movie Ideas for James Cameron

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Cameron has been busy lately, diving to the very bottom of the sea in late March and now helping to finance one of the crazier ideas we've ever heard of. Still, at some point, the creative force behind Avatar and Titanic is bound to get back in the director's chair. It sure would be nice if he made a halfway decent movie one of these years.

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New Career Options for Chris Brown

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A guy's got to work. Even a guy like Chris Brown. And that whole smacking-Rihanna-around episode obviously made life a whole lot more difficult for the hip-hop artist (and rightfully so). But, still, when news broke yesterday that Brown has taken to selling pit bull puppies for $1000 a pop on the Internet it became all the more obvious that Brown needs some new career options. Maybe robots can find something for Brown in space?

A Whooping Cough Vaccine

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Wait ... I guess we already have one of those. Who knew?

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A New Film-Rating System for the Motion Picture Association of America

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Sure, some say the traditional film-rating system used by the MPAA is too conservative. But that's a load of crap. Anyone who's ever faced the fear of their toddler accidently witnessing three and a half seconds of bare ass or a character smoking a cigarette on the big screen knows this all too well. And don't even get me fucking started on profanity.

Secret Service Employees Who Don't Patronize Colombian Whores

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This one is self explanatory. Still, it seems it might take some mining to find ...

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