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Future Tense: The Wealth of Planets

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Welcome, fellow wealth-makers, to our seminar on how to initiate and maintain exponential growth of our own wealth-generating technology system. The ballroom here at the Lunar Hotel Armani Mare Serenitatis is a fitting location, with its opulent furnishings, luxurious lunar accommodations, and spectacular view of Earth. But the wealth-generating system I am about to describe will make you remember this hotel as if it were a mud hovel when you look back on it from your future dream starship.

Now that we have a commercial lunar economy, the resources of the solar system await those prepared to boldly commit the seed investment in the next big growth opportunity. I know venture capital is still flowing into lunar development, but this seminar is about an opportunity orders of magnitude greater—the resources of planet Mercury. Located two-and-a-half times closer to the Sun than our Earth, it features six-and-a-half times as much solar energy for free, every day, 24/7 ... or rather 1,400/ ... whatever a week would be on Mercury. Anyway, there's constant sunlight six times more powerful than the lunar photovoltaic systems will ever produce. And the opportunity to be first to utilize all that power is just the low-hanging fruit for wealth-makers like us to pick.


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