What Will Director James Cameron Do In Outer Space?

By Molly Oswaks on at

A mysterious planetary project backed by a high-profile group of individuals — director James Cameron, Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, and politician Ross Perot's son, among others — will be revealed on April 24th, in a conference-call unveiling of space exploration company Planetary Resources.

Technology Review speculates that he project, which promises to "create a new industry and a new definition of 'natural resources'," will be something along the lines of asteroid mining. The project itself is being headed by X Prize founder Peter Diamandis, who in a 2005 Ted talk lauded the possibilities of asteroid mining in particular and extraterrestrial environments in general.

Guess it's probably not going to be a colossal-budget intergalactic blockbuster, after all. [TheVerge]

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