> Archivists should try to make the contents of the encyclopedia available in as much as circumstances will allow. All contents of the encyclopedia are available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. As this license allows distribution of content in any medium, either commercially or non-commercially, copies of articles may be bartered for essentials such as food and water, although "all previous authors of the work must be attributed" in any copy.
I mean, sure, civilization has completely collapsed and we've all been reduced to bartering for food and water, but that's no reason to stop paying attention to licenses!
Yes it's humor, but there's a plan for the banners to live on after the extinction of mankind.
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It is vaguely reminiscent of the Pioneer plaque , but not really.
EDIT to add: Oh, it's the Arecibo message . Hope the aliens are smarter than me.
I was hoping that there would be some plan to download as much information as possible and send it to orbit (I dont know what will happen after that). And at same time copying it in several locations across planet in a "easy" to read format/technology (hard copy, anyone?).
I think there should be a growing body of people downloading dumps of Wikipedia/arxiv.org (add other such websites) and dumping them in a silo in local library or basement etc.
But that's just me. Let the down votes begin. =)
Physical plates would be best... but honestly, a visible and obviously man made object in orbit would be in and of itself symbolic and perhaps inspiring to a follow up civilization if ours were to collapse and enter a dark age.
> check existing articles for typographical errors, errors of fact and style issues
If the TEMP is so severe that Wikipedia will need to close, how they expect to finish laser etching the whole wikipedia before everyone is dead, or their power is out for good?