Gold had always an important role in most societies, economies and even religions. In some cultures it was reserved for the kings or even only for the gods. Although it had no real technical value (in anchient times), it was always valuable and kind of mesmerizes the humans. It is a symbol of power and people bring it for sacrificial offering to their churches and temples till this day.
Gold has often been reason for war and enslavement. Some researchers make also a connection between anchient gold mining and strange megalitic structures with technical installations for mineral concentration purposes. There is even a theory, that the humans have originally been created as a working slave race for gold production by "the Gods".
Todays scientists discover more and more advanced technical applications for electronics, nano technology, medicine and so on... Gold is also used because of its "energy properties" for example in acupuncture needles.
-There are so many aspects with the gold topic.
It would be interesting to see who originally introduced or initiated the high value of the gold on earth and what the purpose was. Was it for control? For technology? Life prolongation / medicine from monoatomic/ colloidal gold? Or was it always somehow a "value to extract"? Why? It would also be very interesting to know, which value it has today in a galactic / interplanetary or extraterrestrial context. Finally, an economic forecast for both, earth and maybe even the Galaxy / interplanetary trade, could make it all complete!