Civilization Backup

Jamais Cascio is asking if we’re taking into account the possibility of failure.

If global warming isn’t a sufficiently compelling threat for you, substitute the existential problem of your choice: asteroid strike; zoonotic pandemic; biowarfare; molecular manufacturing-based warfare; unfriendly AI.

What does it mean to prepare for recovery?

  • open-source disaster prep?
  • updated survivalism?
  • social resilience?

Will we wake up in a post-disaster society run by farmers and librarians?