Earlier this week, we ran an excerpt from the awesome new book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember about how humans will survive a mass extinction. Author Annalee Newitz is joining us on Facebook today from noon to about 12:45 p.m. EST to answer your questions. To join in, just like us on Facebook. And if you can't make it, but still want to ask a question, fire away in the comments below.
Wonder05/17/13 at 12:12 pm
I have a clear vision of 2 types of survivors for the most part and last the 3rd radical survivor group\individuals.
1. The government preserves a select few.
2. The rich preserves themselves similar to the movie 2012. The rich buy their way for safety.
3. The exceptional smart, hardworking, common sense human survives within the mold of evolution; survival of the fittest adapting to the changing enviroment.
They don’t need to survive only their DNA and embryos do. Deep underground a series of nuclear reactors recreate life as humans knew it. A small mammal with now legs or arms less than 10 grams is unfrozen and revived. This small shrew of a mouse is fed by robot until an implanted embryo of another mouse is gestated to term. From there these mice are implanted with larger and larger embryos. Then genetically alter mice that can give birth to a pig and from a pig to chimpanzees. A small tribe of chimps give birth to Humans that are taught by media and robot to speak and interact with robotics. A library of human knowledge is given to them before going out on the surface again.
This strategy will not only work for reviving life on earth, but sending it to any habitable planet in the universe. This plan is more viable in sending humans to another planet in another solar system then sending humans to the moon or mars because we could use Saturn’s magnetic field to send small grams at a time at close to the speed of light any were.
The survival of mankind can happen in many ways. I purpose it could happen by just freezing the smallest mammal or mammal uterus. Perhaps even a mammal uterus implanted into cryogenically frozen frogs.