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#1 Ice_Blue

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 00:57

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.…Also on board: a specially-engineered, durable DVD, with pictographic instructions for building a DVD reader.



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It's hilarious.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:16

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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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:23

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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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:27

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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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:34

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

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:40

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

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:42

you would be able to stick lasagna in a cd player

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:02

I think it's kinda lame.

#9 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:16

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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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:19

DVD's are so early 00's

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:20

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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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:44

That Reminds me of this ...
http://www.damninter...e-of-honor/?foo

#13 Jason Stillion

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:52

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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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:41

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

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:46

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