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Who knows where you will be 2 billion years from now ?
The BeInSpace project will send human genes and memes to outer space, to other galaxies, thereby giving them an eternal life, spreading humanity conciseness.
Beinspace will send any kind of digital information, any kind of Meme, such as books, Blogs, viruses, images, ideas worth spreading, videos, animations, songs, web pages, personal space, public spaces.
We also collect Genes (DNA). protecting the billions of years of evolution that are folded within each of our cells, and assuring that a part of us will float in deep space far into the future. Users will receive a simple kit for collecting the DNA. After they return it to us, we will separate the DNA from the cell, and send it to outer space with a space shuttle.
Rocket is also one of four New Zealanders – among 200 people from 30 countries – who have signed up for $256,000-a-seat space flights with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
That flight is scheduled to lift off from New Mexico and climb 109km above Earth's surface some time after 2009.
Instead, Davis set about creating what he calls "an infogene, a gene to be translated by the machinery of human beings into meaning, and not by the machinery of cells into protein." His idea was to send a message in a bottle to extraterrestrials: to genetically engineer a sign of human intelligence into the genome of bacteria, grow them up by the trillions and fling them out across the heavens, to land where they may. Like Poetica Vaginal, the real message was of course aimed not at aliens, but at a public that has yet to digest the fact that DNA can encode any information, not just genetic sequences.
For his bottle, Davis chose E. coli, a bacterium on which humans depend for proper digestion and one that, in NASA experiments, has survived more than five years of exposure to the intense cold and radiation of deep space. For his message, he selected Microvenus, a simple symbol--like a Y and an I superimposed--that is both a Germanic rune representing life and an outline of the external female genitalia.