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Hypothetically. there's a huge asteroid heading towards us, it will destroy the earth and all of its inhabitants. It's your job to send a time capsule into space with the 5 items that best describe the human race within. The items can't be much bigger than a car and you can't just send an encyclopedia or a hard drive full of information.

What do you send? Do you send flattering shit back or are you completely honest?

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#2
McDonalds
McDonalds
McDonalds
McDonalds
McDonalds.
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#3
Me, my girlfriend, lots of food, water, and a bed.
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#4
A syringe with hiv on it. An ugly pregnant teen. A Signing on form for jobseekers allowance. A tub of human fat. A bottle of cheap wine.
#5
The Bourne Trilogy. You don't need another 2 items, you know the galaxy ain't gonna fuck with us.

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#8
Human DNA
eeerrr.... thats all I can think of for the time being.
So come on in
it ain't no sin
take off your skin
and dance around in your bones

#9
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I just send a capsule up to hit the asteroid, blowing it up and saving earth


+1
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Princess Diana's Death in Pictures : The Coffee Table Book
Monkey faeces
Matthew McConaughey's faeces
Matthew McConaughey
9/11


I think that just about covers it.
#13
zappa's entire back catalogue.


they'll worship us like we were gods.
You who build these altars now

To sacrifice these children
You must not do it anymore
#14
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The bed would be a waste, since you'll be in low gravity.

My imagination just got more interesting.
#15
The main cast of Armageddon then send them into space to destroy the asteroid.
NOW PART OF THE

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#17
As many photos from history as I could fit into the capsule
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Birth control pills
a Justin Bieber album
an American flag
a television
a soccer ball



because the world is just America.... you guys are all thats there... not like you were immigrants from europe or anything.


there's 5 main continents

Europe
Asia
The America's
Africa
Oceania

as all of these continents have different things, get a large piece of paper (lets say big enough to be folded into the shape of a large car ) and have everybody put one sentence/word/small picture that sums them up. 60 billion people. i think that would give a better view of the human race than sending materialistic goods.
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because the world is just America.... you guys are all thats there... not like you were immigrants from europe or anything.


there's 5 main continents

Europe
Asia
The America's
Africa
Oceania

as all of these continents have different things, get a large piece of paper (lets say big enough to be folded into the shape of a large car ) and have everybody put one sentence/word/small picture that sums them up. 60 billion people. i think that would give a better view of the human race than sending materialistic goods.

6 Billion, almost 7 broo.

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6 Billion, almost 7 broo.


still makes more sense than sending material goods.. i pretty sure if someone catches this thing they'll have something similar to whatever we've made.

sending them something about everyone on the planet is probably a little outlandish, but at the same time probably a better solution, if you want someone to know what you're about, you don't throw five seemingly random objects at them.. they'll think you're insane... you tell them with words (or sign language if they're deaf, or braille if they are blind)
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#21
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AC/DC's entire back catalogue.


they'll worship us like we were gods.


Fixed
#22
Fast Food
A laptop
A car
A book on economics

And last but certainly not least: A tape of Mother****ing Shark Week.
#23
Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Samuel Jackson, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansen. The human race will not be ****ed with.
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AC/DC's entire back catalogue.


they'll look at us like we were morons who couldn't play instruments or sing worth shit about nothing but sex.

fixed

Fixed. I believe the proper answer to the entire back catalog question would be Tom Waits. We send Tom Waits catalog into space they'll not only get an accurate depiction of the human race, but they'll also want to try and come save us, by time machine if necessary.
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#24
^^ Yeah, because aliens understand the latin alphabet, braille, and/or sign language.

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because the world is just America.... you guys are all thats there... not like you were immigrants from europe or anything.


there's 5 main continents

Europe
Asia
The America's
Africa
Oceania

as all of these continents have different things, get a large piece of paper (lets say big enough to be folded into the shape of a large car ) and have everybody put one sentence/word/small picture that sums them up. 60 billion people. i think that would give a better view of the human race than sending materialistic goods.


I like my idea better.
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^^ Yeah, because aliens understand the latin alphabet, braille, and/or sign language.

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which is why (if you read it) its from all over the world. different languages, different cultures. everyone will write it in a different way.

they don't need to understand what it says to understand that Earth is a multicultural society, much like i don't have to understand what a Beethoven says to enjoy his music.

think outside the box. sending something electronic is pointless, they may not have electricity.

sending something that makes a noise (while not as pointless) may not be much use, they may not have the ability to hear.

however i know the instant answer to this is they may not have the ability to see, but they'll be able to feel, and with no ability to see your other senses go into overtime.
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Quote by Sparky-MMA
which is why (if you read it) its from all over the world. different languages, different cultures. everyone will write it in a different way.

they don't need to understand what it says to understand that Earth is a multicultural society, much like i don't have to understand what a Beethoven says to enjoy his music.

think outside the box. sending something electronic is pointless, they may not have electricity.

sending something that makes a noise (while not as pointless) may not be much use, they may not have the ability to hear.

however i know the instant answer to this is they may not have the ability to see, but they'll be able to feel, and with no ability to see your other senses go into overtime.

You're one of them aren't you?
#29
My ideas are best and you know it. Screw sentences, sending people would be best.
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^^ Yeah, because aliens understand the latin alphabet, braille, and/or sign language.

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If Mass Effect is to be believed, then yes. They will all speak in North American accents as well.
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which is why (if you read it) its from all over the world. different languages, different cultures. everyone will write it in a different way.

they don't need to understand what it says to understand that Earth is a multicultural society, much like i don't have to understand what a Beethoven says to enjoy his music.

think outside the box. sending something electronic is pointless, they may not have electricity.

sending something that makes a noise (while not as pointless) may not be much use, they may not have the ability to hear.

however i know the instant answer to this is they may not have the ability to see, but they'll be able to feel, and with no ability to see your other senses go into overtime.

The ignorance burns my eyes. They probably won't speak any languages spoken on Earth. It's not like we sent a memo to the universe, "hey guys, if you could all learn our languages that'd be great. Thanks. "
Last edited by cornmancer at Jul 26, 2010,
#32
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The bed would be a waste, since you'll be in low gravity.

Astronauts still have beds, they just have to strap themselves in.

If they just went to sleep floating around, surely they'd wake up every few minutes from slamming into a wall?
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#33
The Complete Works of Shakespeare
The Complete Works of JS Bach, recordings included
The Complete Works of The Beatles
Historical Photos
A TV
#34
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Astronauts still have beds, they just have to strap themselves in.

If they just went to sleep floating around, surely they'd wake up every few minutes from slamming into a wall?



What if they wrap the mattress around themselves???
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Quote by Sparky-MMA
which is why (if you read it) its from all over the world. different languages, different cultures. everyone will write it in a different way.

they don't need to understand what it says to understand that Earth is a multicultural society, much like i don't have to understand what a Beethoven says to enjoy his music.

think outside the box. sending something electronic is pointless, they may not have electricity.

sending something that makes a noise (while not as pointless) may not be much use, they may not have the ability to hear.

however i know the instant answer to this is they may not have the ability to see, but they'll be able to feel, and with no ability to see your other senses go into overtime.



I said objects for a reason. It doesn't need to be translated and is incredibly telling.


For instance, i could send a chrome handgun with an engraved handle or something like that. It'd tell them that violence is glorified on earth, and they'd expect us to be a war faring race.

I could send up an f1 car or a video of someone sky diving to tell them that we're a mental race....Whatever etc etc

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What if they wrap the mattress around themselves???

But what if they shit themselves?

Actually, I'm not sure how that's relevant.
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#37
i dont understand. just makes more sense than leading the aliens to believe the world revolves around the youngest country on earth. considering most Americans came from Spain, France and the UK. the guy who 'found' you're country was German...
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Astronauts still have beds, they just have to strap themselves in.

If they just went to sleep floating around, surely they'd wake up every few minutes from slamming into a wall?


Being strapped to a bed would not make for fun pillowfights, which is what I assume you're taking your girlfriend for. Pillowfights.
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But what if they shit themselves?

Actually, I'm not sure how that's relevant.



That would suck, since there's probably not a bathroom in this capsule, and if you open the hatch, you die.
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