This post was co-authored with Matthew Kearnes and is part of a collaborative research and writing project. I presented it today at the 2015 Off-Earth Mining Forum in Sydney.
Continue reading The ethics of off-earth mining: expanding the discussion
Over the last few weeks I’ve knuckled down and finally made a proper start on an exciting new research project. Matthew Kearnes and I are beginning some collaborative work on the ethics and politics of “off-Earth mining” (that is, proposals to mine near Earth asteroids and perhaps even the moon).
Continue reading Off-Earth mining and an ethics of interstellar flourishing?