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(CNN)   Climate change data to be stored in giant black box so future generations, assuming there are any, can learn from our mistakes   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Climate change, Earth, Solar variation, black box, Catastrophe theory, Global warming, Ocean, climate crisis  
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2021-12-07 7:55:47 AM  
And it's dimension will be in the ratio  of 1 by 4 by 9
 
2021-12-07 8:03:24 AM  
If our civilization falls and a new one rises and finds this thing, assuming the data storage still works the far future (which is really iffy), the new civilization will need to understand our data storage formats, etc.
 
2021-12-07 8:04:07 AM  
TheMysteriousStranger:

The fundamental catch.
 
2021-12-07 8:11:39 AM  
Narrator: there weren't any future generations.
 
2021-12-07 8:19:08 AM  
With handy orbital storage.  Hey what happened to the moon?

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2021-12-07 9:08:19 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: If our civilization falls and a new one rises and finds this thing, assuming the data storage still works the far future (which is really iffy), the new civilization will need to understand our data storage formats, etc.


Yeah, the need to use something that can survive eons.  And I think there are materials like that but they are probably prohibitively expensive considering the data they want stored on it.

A while back, I read a sci-fi novel that took place a billion years in the future.  In one part, they were recovering artifacts from past civilizations, hundreds of millions of years in the past, who had recorded information in black boxes similar to TFA.  When they opened it most of the contents had degraded to dust but they had some kind of laser technology that could scan every single particle and recontstruct the data....which was pretty cool.
 
2021-12-07 9:48:28 AM  
Hope the box has some sort of storage data that can last time - and some sort of simplified decoder ring.  Something along the lines of the golden disc we launched out of Sol System.

Maybe a temperature metric indicated 0K as absolute zero with an image of non moving atoms/molecules?  Use water molecules and translate kelvin temps into melting point and boiling points of water?  Might be the most universal way of explaining our temperature scale.
 
2021-12-07 11:00:47 AM  
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2021-12-07 3:56:37 PM  

DeadSeriousIdeaMan: Hope the box has some sort of storage data that can last time - and some sort of simplified decoder ring.  Something along the lines of the golden disc we launched out of Sol System.

Maybe a temperature metric indicated 0K as absolute zero with an image of non moving atoms/molecules?  Use water molecules and translate kelvin temps into melting point and boiling points of water?  Might be the most universal way of explaining our temperature scale.


Try a gold record such as is on Voyager, but instead of sound it contains data, attached to images of how to build a record player. Except the record player does not emit sound, as it's actually a 3D printer. What it prints is a more advanced 3D printer, which can read data in another recording to create a more advanced reader... repeat until you have something which can process and present all the stored data. Or which takes over their civilization to serve us.
 
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