“Once you’ve exploited the solar system, there’s nowhere left to go.”
Frankly, the idea that we puny humans could ever even begin to damage the solar system is laughable.
What would be more worrisome is who – or what – would be doing the work. Why hire people if you could make robots to do the work for you?
“Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground…”
Uh. OK. That’s a LOT of metal. Nickel and iron? Ancient asteroid impact? 300 kilometers deep?
Sounds like a “golden” mining opportunity…
…even enough to totally justify “the Moon is a part of Mars“?