Leave suburb, pass moon, move on to asteroid

Sick of traffic jams? Had enough with the neighbor's barking dog? No place to park? War on crime. War on terror. War on poverty. War on drugs. Worn out with war? Could be time to move off and move on.

The folks at space.com have a plan. Now that we've trashed our first planet with overcrowding, nuclear waste, global warming and tribalism, try someplace new. Their suggestion? Asteroid.

And they promise plenty of resources on these handy chunks of more than rock. And think of the peace and quiet. No lawn, no rats, no TV reception, no ATMs. But could we get onto the Internet? That's a deal breaker.

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