Sunday, February 11, 2007

Seeding the Future

Remember those bombs designed to kill human life while leaving the structures standing? Development of such a device seemed a wasted effort aimed at answering a question unasked. Exactly whom would be left to utilize those buildings?

This is a plan arising from the same kind of thinking:


Doomsday Arctic Seed Vault Designed to Withstand All Perils
OSLO, Norway, February 9, 2007 (ENS) - A fail-safe vault designed to protect the agricultural heritage of humankind - the seeds essential to agriculture of every nation - will be constructed this year on the Arctic island of Svalbard not far from the North Pole.

Today the Norwegian government revealed the architectural design for the Svalbard International Seed Vault, to be carved deep into frozen rock.

In the case of a doomsday scenario, it is entirely possible that there will still be some survivors. Unexplained is how, in a much diminished world, such individuals will travel the great distance to the arctic to obtain the stored material. Umm, back to the drawing board.


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