posted on May, 2 2009 @ 06:23 PM
We have made a seed bank, so why not a knowledge bank!
Achiving knowledge is a difficult thing though. Puttig it on computers isn't good enough. Most hard drives are rated at 50 years max with a cooling
system. Solid state devices also have their flaws. The most consistent way to store information has always been paper.
My way is different though. We could try storing stuff on microdots, the problem with this is that acetate can also degrade. So my final version would
be laser engraved plastic. You take a very thin plastic sheet, you use a laser to engrave it as a microscopic level. Then you store them all and place
microscope in the viewing area.
If we did this we could store tons of the worlds knowledge, massive amounts of science, all the main theories at the very least, culture, religion
everything! Maybe this seems like a weird thread for ATS but if we're going to store seed for the future in case things go wrong then why not store
knowledge? Afterall if everything breaks down then humans will be massively set back as we'll have far less fossil fuels to relie upon to get
industries working again.
What does ATS think? Pointless? Stupid? All opinions welcome