Re: orthography and pronunciation
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 12, 2001, 17:34|
Padraic Brown wrote:
>On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> >PPS Somebody suggested that the ultimate method for perserving
> >is to encode it into the junk-DNA of some bacterium. As the bacterium
> >multiplies the information is multiplied, and the inevitable slow
> >of the DNA won't mean much since you'll be able to reconstruct the
> >very faithfully if you've got a decent number of bacteria to reconstruct
>And the ability to extract and reconstruct the data! All the smart
>bacteria in the world won't do any good if all you've got left to
>work with are simple tools and rag-tag society.
Hey, it wasn't my idea!
Actually, I think the idea was more that if our civilization died, this
information could be perserved for millions, perhaps milliards, of years
until either a new technology civilization arises or Earth is visited by
aliens. The idea was not to help the survivors of the next world war or
something like that.
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