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Planetary Resources in 2012 became the first asteroid mining company to announce publicly its intention to mine valuable resources from asteroids - a goal that, if achieved, would provide enormous economic value to the world.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk proposes the Hyperloop, although he is too busy leading both SpaceX and Tesla, Inc. to implement the plan, so decides to release his Hyperloop plans for free to the world, and allow others to profit from his innovation.