posted on May, 26 2006 @ 01:24 PM
One unfortunate aspect of attempting to come up with a fool proof method or methods of warning the people of the future of the danger buried
underground is we just don't know how people, and more specifically, society will develop.
Take for instance the field of spikes. At some point in the far future, spiked objects may come to represent happiness, or some other non-threatening
idea. Then when people come across the field of spikes, they will interpret the spikes to mean something positive, not negative.
A good course of action, which deffinately seems to be one being taken, is to have many different warnings, some simple (such as the 'cartoon' where
the radiation symbol moves from the rock to the man), and some complex....
We can only hope that the people of the future will have the intelligence to recognize the meaning of the 'danger signs' we leave.