Inspirational, Science & Medicine, Technology

Thoughts on Mining Space

So, you may have heard about this brand new startup called Planetary Resources in the news lately. And it’s the real deal! This organization is being led by some of the affluent billionaires in the world. Individuals such as Eric Anderson, Peter Diamandis, James Cameron and Google CEO Larry Page as well as many more will be out and about in space to harvest precious minerals from near by asteroids.

This venture is going to be revolutionary, it is the film Avatar coming into reality in the search for the conceptual “ubobtainium”. Essentially, Planetary Resources will be out hunting for things platinum and fresh water. Perhaps they can do to platinum what we’ve done with aluminum? Imagine all the breakthroughs in technology and science that could be achieved with vastly cheaper precious metals.

You can also bet that this high-cost mission will reap astronomical rewards for the team as well. Mashable states that all of the elements in certain asteroids could be worth 20 trillion dollars!

What do you guys think of this? Tweet me @SeanChin.

Inspirational, Technology


Peter Diamandis, founder of the X Prize, discusses the optimism that we’ll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. “I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”

Inspirational, Photography

Wild Encounters

Mattias Klum is a Swedish photographer for National Geographic. I’ve followed his work for quite a few years now and just discovered that he also likes to share his wild experiences on YouTube. As for National Geographic “Live”, Klum describes his encounter with a female lion and how he ended put with a beautiful portrait.

In my recent travels to South Africa, I had the opportunity to become awes-inspired and would love to share some of my photos with you.

You can view my photos from Cape Town, South Africa with this Facebook link.

Inspirational, Travels

The Value of Travel

I absolutely love this TEDx talk by Rick Steves. And as part of my new years resolutions, I will be heading to South Africa at the end of January. I cannot wait to explore and discover the wonders of that region of the world. You can bet there I will have a plethora of photos coming!