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

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Ice_Blue    973

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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Growled    3,880

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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slamfire92    1,239

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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Gerowen    1,120

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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mrp04    302

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

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soumyasch    23

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

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remixedcat    2,766

you would be able to stick lasagna in a cd player

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*RedBull*    608

I think it's kinda lame.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,775

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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KingCracker    1,496

DVD's are so early 00's

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Simon-    490

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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Eternal Tempest    534

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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Ice_Blue    973

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

Typical.

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Nothing Here    450

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

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rfirth    729

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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medhunter    30

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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