Every time I see the moon I think “gee, wouldn’t the moon be a great place to dump all that stuff humans create?” Actually I don’t think that at all, but some people have.
We’ve already seen a proposal to turn the floating rock into a library. Sure, that idea wasn’t the best. This refined idea has more traction I think.
A group called Alliance to Rescue Civilization (ARC) want to ensure that no matter what happens on the planet Earth, human knowledge will be on the moon.
“In the event of a global catastrophe, the ARC facilities will be prepared to reintroduce lost technology, art, history, crops, livestock, and, if necessary, even human beings to the Earth,” Shapiro said.
ARC hopes to finance the planned moon outpost into a lunar ark of recovery in part through donations from billionaire philanthropists.