Episode 41: The Next Gold Rush is in Space
September 8, 2017
Peter and Dan discuss entrepreneurial commercial space. Why is this happening now? Which companies are the most exciting to watch?
In this episode:
- Peter describes three reasons this is happening now: individuals concentrating massive wealth, the explosion of material sciences, and how the field of artificial intelligence has taken simulation to the next level.
- Peter gives a brief history of the space shuttle programs of the U.S. and Russia and discusses the dematerialization and demonetization of launch vehicles built by entrepreneurs today.
- Peter discusses why asteroids are important in the future of space travel, what his company Planetary Resources is doing to mine these near-Earth asteroids, and why he believes the next Gold Rush is in space.
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