Well, dip me in pool of moondust and call me Harriman. Planetary Resources, a consortium of movers, shakers, and super-rich visionaries, have stepped up to the launch pad and announced to the world that they intend to own the future! Well, actually, Planetary Resources announced that it intends to mine asteroids, and to that end is looking for a few good people.
Have all my grade-school sci-fi dreams come true? Will I become a proud driver of robot mining drone Z33? Well, no, not immediately of course. But the human species just made a historically significant proclamation
via Planetary Resources. This is the future folks, and I'm ecstatic to be along for the ride.