GOOD IDEA –
Knowing that greed really IS the ultimate motivator. If people think something can make them rich they’re gonna do it. People went to the Yukon in the 1800’s to find gold. People do dumb things to make money all the time. But now people might do something smart to make money. Go to space!
There’s a whole bunch of scientists at Nasa and a whole bunch of geologists who are saying the mineral wealth of the moon and the asteroid belt beyond Mars is pretty much incalculable. That means people are gonna try and get it, within the next few decades I’d imagine.
Now I know that does still seem far off, but over the weekend my four year old and I were looking at stars. And he asked me if he could go to the moon. I told him “probably.”
That could seem hokey to some people, but when you’re told something is impossible you’re gonna think it is. Have your kids grow up thinking that space is just something else to be explored and studied. Because once the first billionaire invests in lunar mining and turns themselves into a trillionaire, going to the moon will become as commonplace as going to Muskoka.