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Do not enter for 10,000 years

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by matty, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    In the US they are creating the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. This is a space where nuclear waste is to be disposed of in some sort of underground storage complex. One of the challanges facing the project is how to mark the area in such a way as to deter any inadvertent human interference with the site for 10,000 years. 10,000 years is a long time and it would be naive to think that the whoever is around then would hve historical records of the purpose of the site, let alone understand english warning signs should they survive that long.

    Think about what we would do today if we were to find any ancient sites of human activity. We'd explore them probably. How do we keep any future generations from exploring this site in the future? Thre is an interesting paper here |
    http://www.halcyon.com/blackbox/hw/wipp/wipp.html |
    by the team of scientists given just that charge.

    a warning sign

    a possible landscape design to deter people from entering
  2. Cheap Ego

    Cheap Ego TRIBE Member

    It would be much more naive to think that humans would still inhabit the earth in 10,000. Much less in a physical form.

    well.. maybe criminals or something.
  3. kodos

    kodos TRIBE Member

    too damn interesting.. stealing it
  4. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    You never know... maybe in 10,000 years, there will be signs like these on every street corner...

  5. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    I'm sure that a few web shots from The Goatmeister would keep anyone out.

  6. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    that's so cool!

    i'd figure monumental skull and crossbones would the way to go. the human skeleton probably will not change so much that a skull is not recognizable as a mark of death in 10,000 years.
  7. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member


    I'm sure he could fit quite a few used fuel rods in there. :)
  8. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    A tomb can also be represnted by a human skull. Humans have a track record for investigating places like that, just look at Eygpt, Rome, and Greece. I like the idea of making it appear to be a very evil place via creative landscaping.

    For some reason I think the people who live near this place are going to have developed 3rd arms and magic in 10,000 years.
  9. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    *lol* @ Adrian. :)

    Another idea would be to make an Indiana Jones-style cave/tomb complex that adventurers would have to traverse before reaching the precious waste below. There could be pit falls, spears, huge rolling boulders and all sorts of boobie traps. But the best part would be the look on the faces of those who reach the end only to find a pile of nuclear waste.

  10. junglisthead

    junglisthead TRIBE Member

    do what the past has done, and incase the area with a huge pyramid.............
  11. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Celine Dion - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  12. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    i would think their goal would be almost unattainable, to keep people out entirely that is. and they know that, from the site:
    ^^^^harsh but valid. i think one has to assume that no matter how much warning and how foreboding you make the place, somebody is gonna get hammered and decide that all this is a ploy to hide the treasure.

    the more ominous and evil it is, the more somebody will think there is something hidden there.

    realistically we could probably hid the place, bury it underground, but then there is always the chance that people will find it by accident or settle above it.
  13. twist

    twist TRIBE Member

    meh anyone stupid enough to try to investigate a nuclear dump deserves to glow.
  14. roo

    roo TRIBE Member

    i bet they're putting something in there that isn't nuclear waste.
  15. Cheer Bear

    Cheer Bear TRIBE Member

    there's aliens in there!!!
  16. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    The body of Jimmy Hoffa?
  17. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    case in point.
  18. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    I just wanted to say that this is SUCH an interesting thread.

    Thanks alot!!

    :) <---- Very interested
  19. BigBadBaldy

    BigBadBaldy TRIBE Member

    What? I'm..
  20. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    ^^^^hahahah rosey! :D

    curiouser&curiouser indeed

  21. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member


    I know one thing is for sure ... in 10,000 years people will probably still be pronouncing it "NU-CU-LAR" instead of "NU-CLE-AR". :)
  22. Boo

    Boo TRIBE Member

    Re: Waste

    Oh Adrian, you are so Learn-ed

    "Its pronounced "L-earned" Pepe, "L-earned" :)
  23. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    You were all thinking it...
  24. bucky

    bucky TRIBE Member

    maybe it's where the US shadow government is and they're hiding all the documents there about what really happened on 9/11 ;)

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