If you can tolerate the way-too-many pop-ups that Big Think feels you need to be subjected to, they have this piece complete with video about NASA's planned trip to Psyche, an asteroid believed to be the core of an ancient planet and containing enough mineral resources to "collapse the world economy."
[...] Elkins-Tanton has estimated the value of the asteroid’s iron content alone at approximately $10,000 quadrillion. That’s to say nothing of the gold, copper, and platinum to be found.
The value of this asteroid alone could wipe out global debt, $60 trillion, and leave enough left over to give every human on the planet a comfortable lifestyle, or conversely, cause the collapse of the world economy and send us hurdling back to the Dark Ages. Take your pick. Elkins-Tanton suggested dragging back a hunk and doling it out little by little, but also played with the idea of solving mineral scarcity for all-time.
|"Kepler 186f is the first validated, Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star."|
|"The very act of creating an environment fit for our survival will transform us into hyper-aware custodians." #TeamELON|
|“You can think of quasars as lighthouses in the dark of the early universe.”|
|"Present-day life is actually premature from a cosmic perspective."|
|"A vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System."|
|“Facebook played a 'determining role' in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims.”|
|“The Pentagon’s relatively quiet tip-toe into converting the U.S. Armed Forces to a machine-majority force.”|
|“The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation.”|
|Future Horizon's Plasma Lightsabers|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|3D Printed $10,000 House|
|“Clearly, no one is going to build weapons that have sufficient general intelligence to, for example, decide and execute a plan to take over the world.”|
|“Contains all the same components as cow’s milk, [...] but doesn’t use any animals in its production process.”|
|“New green policies so hard-hitting and extensive they can be felt across the world.”|
|“I am a philosopher, and we tend to deal more with nightmares.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|