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Wikipedia: Terminal Event Management Policy (wikipedia.org)
18 points by mcenedella on May 26, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments



"The datastream will include a specially designed primer, or set of simple scientific principles and data that would be common to all extraterrestrial intelligences, providing a common base of reference to enable those receiving the signal to commence the mammoth task of decoding the encyclopedia. /The message will be accompanied by a short video message by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, and images required for the re-creation of fundraiser banners/" (emphasis mine)

Seems like they're very serious about their banners, glad that gift to the world has a chance of living on in the lives of extraterrestrials in the case of our inevitable demise!


Hardly serious, read the first paragraph on the page.


The title sounds like an SCP entry on a K-class scenario.




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