On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in Palo Alto at Stanford University, Human Document Project held its annual meeting. The idea is to create a message that will be read by someone a million years from now. If you are reading this, it worked. Here is a list of the people who made it possible and the papers they presented.
Laura Welcher, Director of The Rosetta Project, The Long Now Foundation “A Million Year Document…for Whom?”
Tim D. White, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley “What Lasts, and Why: The Paleoanthropological Perspective”
Stephen Quake, Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, Stanford University “Reading & Writing Data in Biological Molecules”
Drew Endy, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University “Engineering messages within cells and organisms”
Michael Shanks, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Stanford University “What a potsherd may tell us: duration and the archaeology of human selfhood”
Michael Fischer, Professor of Anthropological Sciences, University of Kent “Earthsourcing: mass observation and the Human Document”
Andreas Manz, Professor Dr., Head of Research, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) “Ontology based introduction to reading, and silicon device for mega-year storage”
Miko Elwenspoek, Professor of Transducers Science and Technology, University of Twente “Robust high density data storage systems”
Leo Depuydt, Professor of Egyptology & Ancient Western Asian Studies, Brown University “Report to 1,002,012: The Structure of Rational Human Intelligence in 2012”
Jeroen de Vries, PhD Candidate, Transducers Science & Technology, University of Twente “Silicon-nitride data storage disk”
I’ll present my ideas later. It is always fun to get the last word.
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