From: Arkady Chernyshevsky, Univ& [error 4731 3A3236/

To: [504 recipients]

Subject: Archive

I'll keep this short. You all know me, so you know that I know what I'm talking about.

I realize that you're all working on projects meant to somehow avert the catastrophe we are facing. But you must all concede that there is a very real possibility that you will not have enough time to find a solution.

I believe that we *cannot* afford to ignore an extinction or near-extinction scenario. We *must* prepare for the worst. That is to say, we must seek to preserve the non-biological components of what constitutes the human species, in the hope they be recovered in the future by other (local or non-local) sentients.

I know that we are not used to thinking on that scale - not in terms of praxis - but if we truly value humanity, then we must act immediately. You'll find the details of my proposal in the attachment, but the short version is this: the creation of multiple archives (for redundancy) in safe locations that will contain, in digital form, as much information about our species (including all cultural works, scientific insights, history, DNA) as can be gathered in the given timeframe. This will be massive, global undertaking, §G%2/1&% with EL naturally being one of the %$


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From: Arkady Chernyshevsky, Univ& [error G1:26/

Reference to Genesis 1:26

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”