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thenewgreen  ·  2116 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: '5D' discs can store data until well after the sun burns out via Engadget

Does anyone else find it a bit jarring that the first thing they want to store in five dimensions is the Bible? Is that really what we want future civilizations you find in our wake? Also, my immediate thought was, "damn, those would have been awesome on Voyager."

KurtHectic  ·  2115 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well it is one of the most published pieces of literature in human history. Also one of the most mistranslated and abused pieces of work that has had scholars pouring over it for centuries to get it as close as possible to an original work. If only they had this technology back in 30 AD, we would actually have a closer record of the New Testament rather than copies based on copies based on copies from uncertain origins. Imagine the misunderstandings and misinterpretations that have led to so much conflict cleared up by having a definitive record.

So I think that is the point of this technology. Being able to make an unchangeable, immortal record that can't be rewritten and reinterpreted for personal or political gain. This is a big deal for humanity.

thenewgreen  ·  2115 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No doubt, it has major historical relevance. Also, fwiw, I think the New Testament is amazing, at least the parts where Jesus teachings are concerned. Check out the Jeffersonian Bible, if you have not already. -I could get on board with preserving that.

If only The Apostles had used vellum.