Tuesday February 13, 2018

Falcon Heavy Tesla Carries Science Fiction Books

If you are like me, the first thing that crossed your mind when you heard about the Tesla Roadster in space, was the scene below that delivered to us in the Reagan era. However, the car flying through space may be of little importance compared to the information that was contained within, or maybe not. The Arch Mission Foundation archived and included small data crystal disks of "mankind's knowledge" that will last for "billions of years." For some reason, which I am a bit confused about, the Arch library that was included with the Falcon Heavy launch, was the Isaac Asimov Foundation Trilogy, a series of science fiction books.

Our goal at the Arch Mission Foundation is to permanently archive human knowledge for thousands to billions of years. We exist to preserve and disseminate humanity’s knowledge across time and space, for the benefit of future generations.

Arch 1.1 and 1.2 are the first in a series of 5, and are two of the longest-lasting storage objects ever created by humans. They are immensely valuable artifacts; the product of decades of work to invent a new form of storage capable of serving the needs of the growth of big data.