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The Library of Utility

Posted by Derek
May 03 2011

Found an interesting article…

I imagine a library atop a remote mountain that collects the essential information needed to re-learn practical knowledge essential to civilization. This depot, open to anyone who journeys there, is the cultural equivalent of the Svalbard seed bank, a vault on the Arctic Circle that holds frozen seeds of crop plants from around the world. The utilitarian documents in this vault would be the seeds of culture, able to sprout again if needed. It would be the Library of Utility, and it would serve as civilization’s backup.

One Response

  1. typhoon says:

    It has been done …

    http://www.thyssenkrupp-nirosta.de/en/news/news-archive/show/article/barbarastollen-underground-archive-for-35-years-stainless-steel-containers-have-been-helping-preser/

    well sort of … the link points at a page from the manufacturer of the containers used but it actually does mention what they do with those first.