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November 16, 2018

A different kind of memory hole

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Above, the entrance to Martin Kunze's Memory of Mankind time capsule.

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Long story short: Six years ago, in 2012, Kunze began making laser-engraved ceramic tablets (above) intended to provide future finders with knowledge about our civilization.

He chose ceramic because 1) he is a ceramicist by trade, and 2) ceramics, which are not unlike fossils, stand the greatest chance of living on far into the future.

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He chose a salt mine in Hallstatt, Austria — one of the oldest in the world, dug by the Celts, dating back 7,000 years or more, about a mile deep in a mountain — as a repository.

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So far he's created some 500 tablets.

You can too!

Go to the Memory of Mankind website and enter your deepest thoughts, which will be translated and etched into a tablet for future finders to read.

Free, the way we like it.

Michael Paterniti's GQ article on the project is here.

November 16, 2018 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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