Friday, April 20, 2012 3:22:52 PM
There IS money in mining He3 on the moon. Mad,Mad money! For that element (which is rare on Earth) is in abundance on the Moon, AND it is REQUIRED for a clean burn in a fusion reactor. And the thing is that stuff is like hundreds of thousands of dollars an ounce!
Anyone who can get to the moon and mine He3, and bring it back, is going to be Cha-Ching, at every hand shake.
Necessity is the Mother of invention, and the person/people that get the moon and mine it, are going to be crazy rich. And would put oil companies (who are in a slow decline) into obsolescence.
THAT is why the Moon isn't being mined right now, But when oil goes scary, homicidal high because availability is crazy low. You a rush on the moon like nothing ever seen since the Gold Rushes of Centuries past.