The Doomsday Vault
February 22, 2009
Surely this is not for the birds.
This concrete ark has cost a fortune and some very concerned minds were able to convince investors and governments about the sanity of this project: Possible nuclear wars, climate change and maybe even human industry.
We have gone under ground and out of the way to avoid the impact of potential big problems to Nature and the foundation of mankind.
The uneasy thing about saving mankind is that it doesn’t need you or me in order to fulfill the mission. You don’t have to save the lot of us, just two; Noah or Noannah with his or her family and of course the deposits from the doomsday vault after the waves of hypothetical tragedy have washed over our generation.
For now we have rented a duplex in the twilight zone inspired by Superman’s father Jor-El, who built a crystal palace of ice – the icy fortress of solitude– on the North Pole to keep some kind of code safe from unworthy eyes and manipulating hands.
Imagine a Lex Luther taking a job with Monsanto; the terrible things which could happen to our seeds…