Obviously this “black box” is not trying to record data for posterity, or they wouldn’t have shaped it into a tourist attraction or powered it with solar panels. Most likely it’s a talisman for believers and fence sitters to give reassurance after all the prophesies fail, and to normalize the cult. A kind of apotropaic magic.
Human pagan religions have long venerated stones. Think Stonehenge, Easter Island and the mustatils of northwest Arabia. The “Black Box” is just another piece of the late late Neolithic.
It will turn out to be a monument to mass hypnosis:
Sure, but will The Future still speak macOS Mojave?
At a distant end of the Earth – hidden somewhere on the remote Australian island of Tasmania – a strange structure is about to witness and record the end of the world as we know it.
This won’t record the end of civilization if it comes, but it will symbolize the decline.
The project, called Earth’s Black Box, is a giant steel installation, soon to be filled with hard drives powered by solar panels, each of them documenting and preserving a stream of real-time scientific updates and analysis on the gloomiest issues the world faces.
It will work until the gravy-train dries up or the batteries run out. Whichever comes first.
Information related to climate change, species extinction, environmental pollution, and impacts on health will all be chronicled in the monolithic structure – so that if some future society might one day discover the archive, they’ll be able to piece together what happened to our planet.
Imagine a society so advanced they can run and decipher fossilized hard drives, but can’t figure out geological records or ancient climate proxies?
“The purpose of the device is to provide an unbiased account of the events that lead to the demise of the planet, hold accountability for future generations, and inspire urgent action,” the Earth’s Black Box makers say.
As the Useful Idiots fail to sweep the world away onto their rainbow bicycles and wind farms, and every global agreement is a disappointment, they need to hope that The Black Box will do what they can’t — “hold world leaders to account”.
It’s like a form of abuse to keep feeding the doomsday minions.