The new technology frontier

Matthias Tauber, Jan Philipp Bender and Adrian Schulte Steinberg from the Boston Consulting Group examine what is in store for the next generation of the mining industry

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Asteroid mining could happen in the near future

Mining in the not-too-distant future won't look all that different from something out of I, Robot or Battlestar Galactica. Robots will be shuttled to outer space, where they will mine asteroids.