“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Friday, 10 January 2014

Moon investment for beginners.

A new art exhibition at the OXO Tower draws attention to lunar ownership and exploitation.
The International Moon Treaty that was designed to ensure that no nation state could claim ownership of the moon has never been ratified by any state that has a space program so a pretty meaningless document you might think. But anyway, even if governments did renounce all claims to moon ownership there is nothing to stop individual corporations making such claims and it would be naive to think that the major players have not considered the moon's potential mineral reserves. Some of you might wonder if science and technology might not be better deployed coping with climate change and the increase in extreme weather events that we will all be facing in the years to come rather than strip mining the moon. Yet again, some of you might ponder that all this talk of moon real estate calls into question the whole concept of land ownership. Well good luck with all those lunar cogitations but if in the end you opt for a tranche of lunar ownership this is the place to look. At least I now understand why it's called lunacy.

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