|Daily Deviation, 22 April 2014|
Feature #5Space mining has been a topic since long, the hunger of our industries for resources always was present. The hope to find rare and valuable minerals or metals in space still is there, and plans have been made to tug a platinum-rich asteroid to earth, next time that is passes closely. Platinum is valuable enough to pay the immense sum of such an undertaking. And this plan is even real, and no sci-fi.Feature #5 by CivilFutureTech
But back to sci-fi, which this group is about. Mining far away from earth needs workers too. I assume the real work is done by robots and machines, but there must be controllers and operators. Maybe he is one of those?
I like this image for the artistic quality, but also the idea. A room, big enough that someone can feel somewhat well there, call it a home for the time of the job. Not too personal because it's just a temporary home, but still. Getting up for a new day on the job, maybe after a too short night, because of some beers and talk with other mining workers on the
My corporeal form lives with my wonderful wife and numerous eccentric cats in beautiful Cape Town, but my dreaming body is frequently elsewhere, exploring the fractal universe and marveling at nature's chaos. I love traveling to places that exist only as mathematical constructs on my computer and bringing back snapshots that sometimes remind me of the real world (whatever that means), sometimes of metamagical worlds we can visit only in our imaginations.
I trained as a biologist and currently run a small company specialising in writing, editing, illustrating and typesetting science textbooks and other publications.
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