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funny 50,000 years from now, Earth receives a DVD.

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In the year 2014, a space capsule named KEO will be launched into orbit by the European Space Agency. Its destination is the planet Earth, 50,000 years from now.

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It would be amazing to see what Earth would be like 50, 000 from now. I be they sit around and laugh at us old foogies.

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It would be amazing to see what Earth would be like 50, 000 from now. I be they sit around and laugh at us old foogies.

I imagine they'll think we're pathetic.

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They'll probably be digging up the remains of our "ancient" civilization(s), wondering why we buried our dead, sending whatever remains they find off to museums to be put on display so that they can study "primitive" man.

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Pictograph on how to build a DVD reader? How large is this pictograph?

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Why not put in a DVD reader too? And a TV? And a power generator? :p

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you would be able to stick lasagna in a cd player

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I think it's kinda lame.

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Don't forget to leave instructions on how to build a low res tv set.... god only knows what kind of tv's they'll have then, (if any)

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DVD's are so early 00's

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DVD? That would mean that they made a pictogram of DeCSS code. And Earth 50,000 years from now wouldn't be able to use it because they would have permission to decode the Content-Scrambling System. Should have picked an open format; then again they probably wouldn't be able to use that either because of patent issues. The future is going to be so bureaucratic that you wouldn't even be able to take a **** without violating a patent and sent to jail for up to 35 years.

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The best dvd we have (to date) will last only 1000's years

http://www.mdisc.com/

That being said suppose a preserved one was found and future earth has technology to magnify vision of objects.

They be pretty interested in a "man-made" or non-naturally occurring object that has pits and groves in a series of pattern's.

They probably try to decrypt / break the code of the patterns.

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I'm guessing none of you read the article...

Typical.

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In 50,000 years Apes will rule the earth and hunt Man for sport. :p

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DVD? That would mean that they made a pictogram of DeCSS code. And Earth 50,000 years from now wouldn't be able to use it because they would have permission to decode the Content-Scrambling System. Should have picked an open format; then again they probably wouldn't be able to use that either because of patent issues. The future is going to be so bureaucratic that you wouldn't even be able to take a **** without violating a patent and sent to jail for up to 35 years.

Actually, there is nothing wrong with producing it in a format that's patented... by time the message is delivered, the patent will have expired very nearly 50,000 years previously.

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In the pursuit for saving our accomplishments and getting remembered.

But are we getting remembered for being such barbaric society letting all these wars and all these victims happen and destroying earth like we do now.Actually we should be ashamed.

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