AS John Lennon said to Paul McCartney after McCartney took the credit for breaking the BEATLES up....All along, it was JOHN behind the break-up....
How do WE sleep knowing that there are now, and always have been, ALIENS sleeping right over our heads, at the TOP of a GRAVITY WELL?
As HEINLEIN pointed out in "Harsh Mistress", they wouldn't need EXPLOSIVES of any kind to wipe us out.
They could just drop ROCKS on us, achieve the whole ASTEROID STRIKE scenario.
WIPE us OUT.
But, they don't.
Go figure THAT.
See, when WAR is economically feasible and easily won, there will be war.
But, they would have to WANT something we have.
And we have NOTHING that they could possible want. There are as many people on the MOON as there are on EARTH. They are self-sustaining and 50,000 years ahead of us.
Just like the people on ASTEROIDS.
James Cameron is DREAMING. It is all he has left to do, judging by the lowered standards of AVATAR.
There WILL BE NO MINED ASTEROIDS.
I will confidently wait the 20 years or so of broken promises and excuses that lie ahead.....