No advanced, technological civilization -- going back (in our own history) to the Sumerians -- have advanced and continued to exist, unless they WROTE THINGS DOWN ... and left those crucial insights to FUTURE generations.
The media (as in "means of keeping such vital records" in existence) may change over millennia ... BUT--
The "messages" should be THE SAME:
Unless you "write things down," and store those writings (pictures of grandma ... Hollywood movies ... Bill Gates' computer graphics Windows animations ..., etc., etc.), the future will TOTALLY COLLAPSE ... in ONE or TWO generations--
Directly back into BARBARISM!
On a place (the Moon!) where there's NO air to (literally) breath ... unless the "breathing machines" are understood ... and MAINTAINED
Everyone will simply DIE. In a very short time.
So -- there MUST be fabulous LIBRARIES out there ... on the Moon, on Mars ... elsewhere in the solar system ... ANYWHERE where this amazing "previous civilization" lived and flourished ....
All we have to do is a) FIND them, and b) figure out how to READ them ....
NOT a trivial set of tasks.
But, FINDING them comes first .... :)
Or, getting NASA to 'fess up -- if THEY have already found them
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Lunar Loony Libraries
Yesterday, Richard Hoagland posted the following on his FB page. I don't think any explanatory comment from me is necessary.