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.
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I was just listening about this on CBC. There is a whole host of organizations within Canada and around the world looking to “backup” humanity. From our genes, to all the world’s plant and animal, to our data, music, visual art, and even, this surprised me, our cultures. It’s really interesting stuff and apparently the technology to do a complete Human Back Up, as it were, is either already here or very possible to invent and implement within the next few years. It’s already in the minds of some very smart people.
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