Thursday, August 14, 2008

Achieving immortality in space?

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

It's official. I have seen it all: men in space, monkeys in space, and now...DNA in space. Operation Immortality, a project to create a digital time capsule of the human race, is sending the digital DNA of renowned author and game designer Tracy Hickman. Hickman is perhaps best known (among "propeller heads" and D&D fanatics) for his work on the Dragonlance novels and the Ravenloft module of the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game system. Operation Immortality’s mission is to preserve the most talented and influential people of our time, and so is sending Tracy Hickman's digitized DNA into space with video gaming luminary Richard Garriott as he travels to the International Space Station (ISS) on Oct. 12, 2008.

Hickman will not only be adding his digitized DNA to the "Immortality Drive," excerpts of his writings will also be included on the storage device Garriott will store on the ISS as part of Operation Immortality. The Immortality Drive is being loaded with information from people all over the world at the Web site.

Visitors to the Web site can submit their suggestions for humanity's greatest achievements, leave their immortalized message for future generations, and may even have their DNA selected to join Garriott and other luminaries on an out-of-this-world trip to possibly become the future of mankind.

What do you think? Who would you nominate for "preservation"? Should your DNA be in space?Maybe there's someone you just want to see launched into space. Hmm...


  1. dear friends dont be rubbish

    the forces attacked Iraq for weapons of mass destruction
    did they found anything
    the answer is no

    similarly they now want want to do that again

  2. this is a similar situation as nato forces attacked IRAQ

    likewise the situation in PAKISTAN

    PAKISTANI army is capable of securing the nuclear weapons it have

    and the fight is not going to civil war

    here in Pakistan the people really want to help against the invaders in afghanistan

    and the invaders think that

  3. as they said on the tv show life after people the immortality drive is pretty much doomed from the start. should the human race be wiped out the ISS, without the annual speed up from a space shuttle the space station would slow down and crash to earth, taking and destroying the immortality drive.