||Purpose of PERMANENT
You are here: Home => Intro => Purpose
"...make the decision to lighten up your pioneer spirit, rise above your local environment, and create a change for the betterment of all on Earth and a better life in the next frontier. It's a decision you and we won't regret on our death beds."
What's the point?
PERMANENT operates for the
- Publicize information and issues regarding space resources so that
individuals and the public can move forward in an informed way
- Serve as an organized and comprehensive guide
to all known resources and all known entities involved in space
resources in a significant way, without regard to their political alliances,
ideologies, and beliefs, either individually or institutionally, and covering
all resources and arguments (albeit often embedded way down in the appropriate
sub-sub-sup topic) in an objective and balanced way
- Reduce repeated discussions and prevent "reinvention of the wheel" -- look
in PERMANENT before going forward with your work
- Suggest useful ways that institutions and individuals can allocate their
resources, so that they get the best results with their resources and help us
progress towards space resources utilization in substantive ways
- Help businesses succeed in developing space resources and grow
- Attract investors to PERMANENT
- Attract individuals of many kinds who are willing to help PERMANENT, and
suggest useful and substantive ways they can help if they don't already have a
particular thing they want to do
If you are seriously willing to become an individual or institution of this
pivotal generation of mankind to help us get off our lonely planetary cradle,
then you will need to make a decision and follow through on your decision.
||What you can do
suggest you do one or both of the following:
- Do something useful for PERMANENT
- Buy the book for US$28.50, and/or
Those people from countries with weak currencies or weak earning power (e.g.,
Russia, India, Thailand), for whom US$28.50 is a large sum of money can get the
book free of charge if they perform a sufficiently useful service. Notably, we
also utilize "offshore design" where we can, e.g., solicit skills & minds
for mining, and strive for multinational space development (not an
arrogance-of-power or -money USA monopoly as some have contended). However, you
must give before you take - no "passive-aggressive"
manipulation-by-the-have-nots, the other extreme.
PERMANENT has received no government funding, hasn't solicited any, nor does
it plan to. Government won't make it happen, now that there aren't significant
enemies in space. (We just want governments and their entrenched privileged
interests to stay out of the way. Scientific payloads from govt. money are quite
welcome, but not with political strings attached.) This is entirely private
sector, as it can and should be now that we have all the technology we really
need, thanks to taxpayer gov't funding in general to date. The next step of
large scale space development can and should be supported by money from
investors, services and products for consumers. Science and one nation's defense
won't get us much further, nor should NASA/gov't sell services and products.
Also think about international security, and benefits to Earth's
environment. If you have questions, see our government & private sector § 7,
as well as our section on Earth benefits.
Some of us have lived like contemporary monks to focus time and energy on
laying the groundwork for this initial stage. Otherwise you wouldn't have this
here. It's never stagnated like many other websites, and never will, but
realistically, the rate of its development will depend on
additional support -- monetary and/or inputs of time & effort.
As one owner of an investment firm was quoted in the press, they would never
invest in a business whose principals said they'd quit their fulltime jobs if we
put in money -- they're not real entrepreneurs. You don't get paid to lead, you
get paid to follow (except by shareholders/investors). Leaders take broader
risks. All new long-term technological and business frontiers are considered
fringe; if they were widely accepted in the mainstream then they wouldn't be
ground-level opportunities with enough leverageable value.
Do the right thing. Support free enterprize development of space resources
and colonization, support PERMANENT, and/or get involved substantively. "If you
aren't part of the solution, then you are part of the problem." Just make the
decision to lighten up your pioneer spirit, rise above your local environment,
and create a change for the betterment of all on Earth and a better life in the
next frontier. It's a decision you and we won't regret on our death beds. You
aren't young & energetic forever, nor do you live forever.
Our generation is a pivotal one in the geological history of life from planet
Earth. Either we will get off the planetary cradle into self-sufficient space
colonies, or nano-bio-technology will destroy all of us. It's a hard, inevitable
reality of technology and life, and there's no chance for 20/20 hindsight. We
need survivors in space. We must make bring this
The first space race was between the nuclear superpowers. The second space
race is between multinationals. But the most important space race over all time
is against technology to destroy mankind and life on Earth. You can't stop
things like this, but you can transcend them.
You DO have the power to make a better future for your children,
yourself, and life from Earth. Go on the historical record for this time as one
who was part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Let's save life from Earth by making astronomical profits in the next
business frontier, as colleagues and contractors to each other, sustainably and
independently from those who would slow us down.
All the best,
The PERMANENT team
PERMANENT.com > Miscellaneous > Purpose
Reasons to do something yourself:
- It will help save life on our special planet -- be part of the solution in your generation.
- It will create and secure a better future for your children and grandchildren.
- It could be an interesting, cool, and a fun adventure for your life!
You can join us and volunteer to help out,
... or ...
If you're short on time, you can just donate:
The Permanent Space Development Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
If you would like to make a quick donation to our humanistic cause,
then please click on one of the buttons below (which go to PayPal).
... or by cryptocurrency (which is NOT tax deductible), you can donate into any of these wallets:
... or ...
Suggest this website to other people and organizations.
To get updates on PERMANENT (occasional, not frequent), get on our mailing list.
For general or specific e-mail regarding PERMANENT, please use our Feedback page.
Leave information about yourself in our people, companies, and organizations database.
If you are interested in hiring our expertise, anywhere in the world, please contact us.
We have people in the USA and Thailand, and can travel or consult by internet.
You can call anytime, 24/7, at +66-8-1135-7977
Text by Mark Prado, Copyright © 1983-2018, All Rights Reserved.
Many website artistic design elements by Sam Fraser, Copyright © 1999-2018, All Rights Reserved.
Except where specifically stated otherwise,
Copyright © 1983-2018 by Mark Evan Prado, All Rights Reserved
P rojects to E mploy R esources of the M oon and
A steroids N ear E arth in the N ear T erm
please see our
For PCs, this righthand
side has a floating menu,
but if your tablet
or your PCs web browser
do not run
then you must
-- navigate --
using the Site Map above.