I wish the value of platinum and gold would disappear. We don't need them to maintain ones value. The use of Bitcoins is proof of that. It is not the gold/platinum that holds value. It is the exchange rate between peoples desires that hold value. We might as well release all materials that hold great value to be used elsewhere. Such as innovation that normally wouldn't be feasible because of material cost. But yet here we are with hordes of gold locked away for safe keeping, when it could be used for future benefits.