Now I have reached the age when I can count my birthday as the countdown to the inevitable ending. We live our lives, but don’t know when it will come. But acknowledging its inevitability will encourage us to build monuments to our achievements that will last longer than us. Of course, our DNA can give us such longevity through our children. But we often hope to add meaning beyond our genetic code to the world we leave behind.
Genesis 3:19 Say: “You will sweat and eat your food until you come back to the ground, because you were taken away from there; because you are dust, you will return to dust.” The only one who has escaped this fate is Clyde Tombaugh, The discoverer of Pluto, some of the ashes are ascending to the solar system New horizons Spacecraft. But these ashes are nothing more than burned DNA, without any useful information content.It would be more scientific for NASA to send an electronic record of his genome, even better one, Frozen stem cell.
But for the rest of us, the body remains of the rest of us remain on earth, where we face a basic question of what should be left in order to be remembered. Caveman Left marks on the walls of their cave. Emperors, kings, wealthy people, and university officials have all left statues or portraits that preserve their appearance. The architect created the building. But the best monuments are not physical; on the contrary, they are spiritual in nature. Musicians left behind their works, scientists left behind the original equations, painters left behind their paintings, and writers left behind their stories. These smart children live in the space of abstract thought, not in the real space. As long as there is a brain that knows it, an idea can exist forever.
However, when the sun heats up in 1 billion years, all creations on earth will disappear Boiled all the oceans on earth. Is there any hope to create a monument that will last longer than this end of the earth? The best way may be to follow Tom Bo’s ashes into extraterrestrial space.
Our longest-lived monuments may be technological relics that show more active intelligence than human natural intelligence; that is, they can be represented by equipment Artificial Intelligence (AI). Imagine a compact CubeSat Equipped with artificial intelligence and 3D printing Pass the torch of our goal to Galaxy galaxy. After training them through machine learning, sending these systems to interstellar space is like sending our children to the world after receiving education at home and school. Each of us can train a unique artificial intelligence system to reflect our own meaning and sense of purpose in life.We can shape the content of a personal artificial intelligence system that will survive billions of years in space, instead of painting cave walls that will collapse in 1 billion years, as if it were our own technology Avatar.
These avatars can last longer than the sun, continuing their journey indefinitely, while copying damaged parts or using a 3D printer to make additional copies. If we can imagine it as a blueprint for the future of mankind, does it also represent the past of a civilization one billion years before us?
In order to find the answer, we should humbly look for the interstellar monuments of our predecessors In the universeSo far, all the telescopes we use to measure the sky are not sensitive enough to detect reflected sunlight the size of a CubeSat.Upcoming Spatio-temporal heritage survey (LSST) and Vera C. Rubin Observatory Can find such a monument.In addition, if any such objects enter the Earth’s atmosphere, they may be classified as UFO Types mentioned in (UAP) Report to the U.S. Congress June 25, 2021.
Recently announced Galileo Project When they pass near the earth, they may find alien remnants. The autonomous incarnation could have been sent by other beings a long time ago, so that those beings are now dead. The discovery of advanced technological artifacts will provide the same sense of awe as prehistoric discoveries. Cave paintings Back to 45,500 years agoIt will be more exciting to find the attached genetic records of the sender on the ship, which contains more information than Tom Bo’s ashes.
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