Industrialization of space

China Racing The U.S. To The Golden Trabant

Will 16 Psyche spawn space pirates, as R.A. Lafferty predicted in “The Golden Trabant,” or make everyone on Earth a billionaire, as the writers at RT.com seem to hope? Both of those outcomes seem doubtful, but what is certain is that the industrialization of space will disrupt the world’s economy, and that is too dangerous a power to be handed-over to Red China.