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Asteroid mining -- which may be necessary to get the human species off its only rock -- has inched closer to reality over the last few years. Last week, asteroid mining groups joined with scientists at the European Planetary Science Congress 2017 (EPSC2017) hosted in Riga, Latvia, to present some key findings of the current efforts to begin off-planet resource extraction, and to demonstrate the architecture of a mission that would send a 50 tiny, asteroid-prospecting satellites, called nanosatellites, to 300 nearby objects.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Asteroid mining -- which may be necessary to get the human species off its only rock -- has inched closer to reality over the last few years. Last week, asteroid mining groups joined with scientists at the European Planetary Science Congress 2017 (EPSC2017) hosted in Riga, Latvia, to present some key findings of the current efforts to begin off-planet resource extraction, and to demonstrate the architecture of a mission that would send a 50 tiny, asteroid-prospecting satellites, called nanosatellites, to 300 nearby objects.