Will gold be a valuable resource in the future? What kinds of technologies depend on gold, and is there enough demand for gold in areas other than jewelry? Gold is always safe right, as an investment. When paper money loses it's value, gold wont right? Is that what is beginning to happen now? I know that gold can always be smelted and recycled, but will there ever be a time when gold becomes more rare as it becomes harder to mine? If gold is, or will be, in high demand, due to its use in technology, will it one day become an obsolete material?