December 4-6, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

Asteroid Mining: Will Space Solve our Resource Shortage?

As humanity continues to industrialise and advance technologically, deposits of available minerals are being exhausted leading to concerns of global shortages of rare materials over the next 40 years. But many minerals that are rare on Earth are abundant in space, and space-based-solar is an order of magnitude more productive without night or atmosphere. Will the industrialisation of space solve our future resource and energy shortages?

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Paul Fenwick

Perl Training Australia

Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer, and science educator. Paul is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience and neuroethics, Klingon programming, open source, depression and mental health, advancements in science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation. His dynamic presentation style and quirky humour has delighted audiences worldwide.

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