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Find reference about humanity due to generate more information in the next 10 years than in the previous 100.
Non-elemental resources such as fresh water, useful compounds, crude oil etc.
Note about undersea ore, not just from land. Also asteroids.
Section on land (secondary): Making better use of existing built land; underground; fixed platforms shallow water, floating, other planetary bodies, free-space structures.
Also floating aeroponic platforms for farming?
- It's intuitive to dismiss the oceans and think that our resources are only the ones on land; it's as though we have a blind spot covering 69% of our planet! Actually we can grow more food in an acre of ocean than an acre of land (and probably generate more energy on average too). As for habitation, see the work of the Seasteading Institute or Vincent Callebaut's Lillypad concept for an arcology at sea. We think of the Atlantic Ocean almost as an inconvenience, an obstacle separating two continents, something to be flown across; it's a huge game-changer to start thinking that it could be a sustainable home for millions of people. --Balatro 22:14, 6 December 2012 (CET)