Thank you Planetary Resources. You've killed quite a bit of the giggle factor with your announcements.
In time I think this may become a source of funding to bring humans to LEO. Robots can do a lot and are better than humans at many things. Productivity is still going to require hands on humans.
So I can easily see companies sponsoring people to LEO as workers. These people will just have to remember one thing... LEO is halfway to anywhere.