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The Billion Year Archive Initiative

In the event of a cataclysmic turn, a lot of everything that we've built would probably become ashes and we will be left with almost nothing. So in the face of such an event happening, Nova Spivack wants to store all human knowledge in miniature form and keep it safe somewhere like the Moon.

Nova Spivack's dreams are the stuff of science fiction but he's serious about making them real. Spivack, a successful tech entrepreneur, is chairman of the Arch Mission Foundation—Arch pronounced as in "archive."

Newsweek gives us some other details about the initiative.

(Image credit: Alex Fine/Newsweek)


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I think when the sun dies out a lot of our planetary area will be consumed. The moon along with it. Isn't Voyager of whatever headed somewhere out of the solar system with a message on it?
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An excellent idea - we need to create Knowledge Arks to preserve our collective achievements in the arts and sciences. Just one problem with miniaturizing information and putting it on the moon: It won't be very useful after the Apocalypse, and will require tremendous effort to retrieve. We need more low-tech, down-to-earth storehouses of knowledge to get humanity through the rough years after everything goes kablooey. Still, this is a great idea, and La Lune is a very safe storage location.
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