craigmpeters wrote:I saw a great article about storing radiation so that we can tell people thousands of years in the future that it is unsafe about how they would convey by architecture and symbols "do not dig this up you idiot, man did some stupid stuff here and do not disturb it"
I cannot find it unfortunately.
I know exactly what you mean - it's such an interesting idea, and I spent ages trying to think of ways of communicating "Danger! Stay Away!" far into the future without tempting people (cf. Egyptian tombs). Plenty of links below:
Edit: It's flagging my links as spam - probably because I'm newly registered - so I will just give the descriptive text for you to Google.
"damninteresting not a place of honor"
"slashdot place not a place of honor"
"downlode.org Etext WIPP" - Extracts from the original report (I believe)
Re the Yucca Mountain Project, one of the local Native American tribes said something like: "You don't need signs. If people wander into the area 10K years from now, we will warn them for you."
Also, first post. I've lurked here for YEARS but never posted before, so hello!