Wednesday, November 4
#44 - the human race in (moving) pictures
NASA is preparing to launch a space probe that will gather information from the far reaches of the solar system. Since the craft will eventually leave the solar system and continue on towards distant galaxies, it will be equipped with a multimedia device similar to the Voyager Golden Record, an archive of information about the human race and life on Earth (in the event that the probe is someday discovered by extraterrestrials). While the Voyager records were limited to sounds and images, the disc for this new probe will contain two hours of video footage.
You have been selected to serve on the final selection committee, the group that will decide which video clips make the final cut.
As a member of this body, what recommendations do you make as to the content of the disc? Do you push for any specific footage to be included?
Posted by Matt at 5:58 AM