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For the data we really need to keep, regardless of how much
mess we make of Earth, RIBS will take a backup of the very
latest in medical, metallurgical and other critical scientific
data aboard long-range probes to each of the most likely
Earth-like locations in our part of the galaxy.
will be set to travel slowly enough that we will catch up
to at least some copies when we finally begin our diaspora to
the stars, and send a regular "I Am Here" signal, and version
details, so we can find them again, if we need them.
a place for your stuff [a1, Mar 25 2021]
Bounced signal time capsule
[Voice, Mar 27 2021]
||The use case is that, when the B Ark reaches its destination, it's
somehow lost its own library en route?
||I often get to places and realise I left my library at home.
||For some reason, I seem to have abandonment issues. I get
nervous when my "stuff" isn't right there with me.
||yes, everybody needs a place for their stuff [link]
||How about a probe with a big mirror? You send the probe a
good long way away, say 25 light years, and beam all your
info at it continuously. 50 years later it comes back to you.
||As an embellishment to [UB's] idea, it might be a good idea
to send this type of data out into our own solar system on a
really long-period orbit. We'll more likely need it here than
on Proxima XII.
||Have you asked the Selenites the price of this
storage, arm and a leg, I tell you.
||a1, that's hysterical. Yes, George, you get it. You understand
me. If you were still alive I'd find you and kiss you.