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Because we're not the only ones who worry about impending doom...

The Rosetta Project is an initiative of the Long Now Foundation which is building an online archive of human languages, as well as designing a physical back-up through its aesthetically very pleasing Rosetta Disks.

The project, in my assessment, is multifunctional in that it deals with a current problem but also with possible future issues, and it has a level of redundancy, in terms of the format.

The Svarbard Global Seed Vault will be a crop biodiversity vault built deep within a mountain on Spitsbergen. The project, paid for by the Norwegian goverment, will provide a backup in case local disasters strike a regional genebank (as the BBC reports, this occured in the Philippines) as well as being a backup in the case of a more global disaster.

There's also talk of a Moon Ark, but I think that is rather silly.

(Seed Vault and Moon Ark thru WorldChanging)

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Mon Sep 24th, 2007 at 11:51:29 AM EST

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