How To Make A Good Warning Sign.. Last for 10,000 Years.

from the y10k-problems dept

Salon has an interesting arcticle about a project to create a warning sign that is supposed to last for 10,000 years. The idea is that we need to warn future generations (and maybe visitors?) from the nasty nuclear waste that we’re storing in these facilities. The most amusing part to me was the fact that even though the nuclear waste will remain harmful for 100,000 years, it’s EPA regulation to only have to “warn” for 10,000 years. I guess the 20,000 years in the future lobby isn’t as strong as I thought.

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Anonymous Coward says:

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I read this article, and I’m sitting here scratching my head, wondering what the HELL it has to do with the Internet, ebusiness, or even technology. Hello? The name of this site leads me to believe that the stories aggregated here at least have SOMETHING to do with technology. Am I missing something here?

Oliver Wendell Jones (profile) says:

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You’re right… no technology will be required to create a warning sign that will last 10,000 years, we’ll just hire someone to fingerpaint the inside of a nearby cave as that usually lasts thousands of years.
Speaking as a lone geek, I for one found this story to be interesting, even if it is slightly off topic.

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