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the Interstellar Beacon


a digital backup of everything, streaming humanity

into the interstellar cloud.

 

"Life on Earth is exceedingly fragile. Our own living planet will ultimately cease to exist through either natural disaster, cosmic accident, or at our own hands. A digital backup of Earth is now not only possible, but absolutely essential if we are to assure perpetuity for our planet and our species." - Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

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the Interstellar Beacon


a digital backup of everything, streaming humanity

into the interstellar cloud.

 

"Life on Earth is exceedingly fragile. Our own living planet will ultimately cease to exist through either natural disaster, cosmic accident, or at our own hands. A digital backup of Earth is now not only possible, but absolutely essential if we are to assure perpetuity for our planet and our species." - Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

THE NEAR TERM RISK OF HUMANITY'S DEMISE PROVIDES A PRESSING CONCERN...



WE NEED TO BACKUP EARTH!

"We may not be around forever; there’s a good chance humanity will perish by some cosmic disaster, or more likely by our own doing. By broadcasting humanity’s ultimate message to the stars, a new form of immortality awaits us all." - William Kitchen
 

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BROADCASTING THE BLUEPRINT OF HUMANITY


- AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT -

 

BROADCASTING THE BLUEPRINT OF HUMANITY


- AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT -

 

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  • The probability of success is difficult to estimate; but if we never search the chance of success is zero.
    — Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison
  • Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.
    — Plato, The Republic, 342 BCE
  • If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds.
    — Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, 1994
  • To our knowledge, life exists on only one planet, Earth. If something bad happens, its gone. I think we should establish life on another planet.
    — Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, Time Magazine, 5 March 2007
  • There are recent advances which take this from science fiction to science reality, there is no known reason why we can't do this.
    — Phillip Lubin 2016
  • Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
    — William Burroughs, Civilian Defense, 1985
  • Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain lurking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space
    — Stephen Hawking, interview in the Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 2011.
  • To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational
    — Steven Hawking
  • We must ... continue to go into space for the future of humanity," Hawking said in a lecture at the University of Cambridge this week. "I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.
    — Stephen Hawking Science-Alert November 2016
    An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us. Sooner or later, we must expand life beyond our little blue mud ball--or go extinct.
    — Elon Musk

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