Re: Stewart Brand's The Clock of the Long Now

From: Emlyn (
Date: Mon Jan 15 2001 - 22:06:42 MST

Hal wrote:
> Perhaps we could sink it to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the
> deepest point in the ocean at 11 km, almost 3 times deeper than Titanic.
> (This is the most inaccessible place that I can imagine reaching easily.)
> We would demonstrate our faith that future technology would be able to
> locate the device and return it to the surface.

We could build it, hide it in a warehouse somewhere inconspicuous (think of
the storage facility in the pentagon with the baby aliens etc, in the
X-Files), and add a webserver, with a webpage telling the whole story (and
the current time). Don't give it a domain name, and make sure that it is
only linked to by AltaVista.

Now THAT would take some advanced future technology to find!


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