The DTS Information Vault [RP] Jul 17, 2020 1:55:46 GMT
Post by void on Jul 17, 2020 1:55:46 GMT
The Deep Time Society Information Vault
An organization of present-day historical preservationists known as the Deep Time Society have announced their intentions to establish an “Information Vault” on a small island far to the north of mainland Sol. The facility will contain synthetic DNA samples used to store vast amounts of information which can be read via DNA computing.
In these conditions, the information could very well last millions of years. Though under normal conditions it would degrade beyond readability in little over a million, this time alone vastly exceeds organized sapient society on our world – And researchers believe that with steadily advancing synthesis and preservation techniques, the longevity of the molecule can be increased even further.
This plan was made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, allowing for it to be performed at a cost vastly cheaper than was previously available. The Deep Time Society has taken the opportunity to open submissions to the public at large, near and far. Governments, organizations, and individuals alike are encouraged to submit any sort of information they wish to see preserved, regardless of format. Media as straightforward as plain text or as complex as entire video games can be “ported” to the DNA format and stored within the incredibly space-efficient molecule.
Out of Character - Please feel free to add any information you wish to submit to the vault in this thread - Nations may have an interest in preserving important historical documents, films, novels, or other media entirely, or perhaps citizens may simply want to preserve some of the things they find important. Think of it like a time capsule! It's a great spot to include random bits and pieces of your nation's lore and culture that you may not have found a good spot for yet!