Friday, January 13, 2006

I love stuff like this . . .

Doomsday vault to avert world famine





The room is a "doomsday vault" designed to hold around 2 million seeds, representing all known varieties of the world's crops. It is being built to safeguard the world's food supply against nuclear war, climate change, terrorism, rising sea levels, earthquakes and the ensuing collapse of electricity supplies. "If the worst came to the worst, this would allow the world to reconstruct agriculture on this planet," says Cary Fowler, director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, an independent international organisation promoting the project.

(Via KurzweilAI.net.)


2 comments:

platts42 said...

Needs to hold in vitro eggs and sperm for the extinct toow

W.M. Bear said...

I think reconstructing pre-apocalyptic agriculture may be the least of our worries. (But maybe not.)