Thursday, December 20, 2007

Golden oldie

I am absolutely fascinated by this thing. This golden record was sent into space with the Voyager probe. Encoded into the grooves of the record is a readers digest version of life on Earth. What you see there on the surface is an ingenious instruction manual that tells the aliens how to read the data on the disc using information they would have to know if they were intelligent enough for us to give a fuck about. Just read the wikipedia article I linked to above; It's so freakin' cool.

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