Many scientists around the world agree that the world is heading for an inevitable catastrophe. This planet does not have enough resources to feed the growing population and provide for its basic needs. When the present world is gone, it is necessary to leave a message for future generations so that they can find out why the world is gone. Scientists are building a black box on this planet. It is a steel monolith located on the west coast of Tasmania, an island about 150 miles (240 km) from the continent of Australia.

Legacy for any future survivors

The monolith is being completed and will be completed in 2022. It has internet access and records all important events, especially on climate change. It is climate change that should become fatal for our world. Some places will be flooded by rising sea water, others will be desert. There are already plans to reduce emissions by 2050. However, it is uncertain whether the whole world is able to work together to bring about the changes that need to be made to save the planet. The Black Box is used to allow future generations to see what went wrong. Because it is far from any civilization, no one has access to this locker and it is in a safe place.

How does the Black Box work?

Monilite is very durable, it is made of steel, which is 7.5 cm thick. Inside the monolith, data on sea and land temperatures, ocean acidification, electricity consumption and CO2 levels are recorded. This information is complemented by news and key events such as the Conference of the Parties (COP) that recently concluded in Glasgow. The black box is not connected to the mains, it is powered by sunlight.

He uses his Internet connection to search worldwide networks for important information. Inside, there is also a battery that will provide a source of electricity when there is not enough sunlight. The researchers estimate that using compression and archiving technologies, the Black Box will be able to store data for the next 30-50 years. During this time, better ways to store information will be sought so that the information will remain available for hundreds of years. The research team is working to enable Black Box to transmit data into space.

The project, although non-commercial, is a partnership between researchers at the University of Tasmania and Clemenger BBDO, Australia’s leading marketing communications company.

The problem of how future generations obtain data from the monolith still needs to be addressed. This project should support individual countries and world politicians in taking greater responsibility for the future of our planet.

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