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[–] R34p_Th3_Wh0r1w1nd 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I like this idea. I have liked it ever since I first head of it years ago. The idea (((they))) have is using laser or magnets to bring these things in close. Get them into an orbit and use them for mining and maybe even as a blocker for another asteroid on a collision course with earth.

What I like about the idea is, it would be inevitable that the thing would end up crashing down on earth, wiping out almost everything. It would make for a glorious demise of the human race.

[–] cantaloupe6 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If a heavy asteroid was put in orbit, with an attached rope hanging down, it could be used to launch people into space as the rope passed by. Not sure why it's not more common.

[–] Grospoliner 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It would get weaponized before that.