NCSoft Offers 'Immortality' With Space Station Time Capsule
When you were little, did you ever make a time capsule with your friends and promise to come back to look at it in five years? Ten years? 15 years? No? Neither did I but millionaire, founder of NCSoft and creator of the game Tabula Rasa Richard Garriott is spending $30 million to be the sixth private citizen to fly into space and leave a digital time capsule behind. On his trip to the Space Station, he will take a flash drive full of information submitted by anyone who chooses to enter the Operation Immortality contest.
Operation Immortality aims to collect and archive suggestions for "humanity's greatest achievements." Those who submit winning suggestions will be registered for a chance to have their DNA sequenced and loaded onto the flash drive where it will remain on the Space Station.
It's not clear how an object orbiting the Earth is immortal given the less-than-immortal lifespan of most things orbiting the Earth but NCSoft and Garriott are undeterred by such inevitabilities. Besides, this is advertising and when does logic ever factor into that process?