The gold-plated record we sent into space in 1977 said more about the the people who sent it than any realistic hope that it would be found and interpreted.
Now we have coming a seed vault on Spitsbergen, in the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, to preserve the world's agricultural genetic heritage, a.k.a. the "doomsday seed bank." What does that say about us?Â (BBC news story)
Of course, Bravo's playing Waterworld, and that speaks badly of everyone, especially Kevin Costner.
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