The Global Knowledge Vault

“The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard is wedged into a small island in the Arctic, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. It’s not a popular vacation destination unless you’re Santa or a seed biologist. The vault is a secure bank for the future of the world. It holds duplicate samples – that is, spare copies – of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. The seed vault provides insurance in the event of large-scale regional or global crises. I propose that we need to have a similar back-up security plan for the human knowledge that underlies the internet.”

Excerpt From: David Eagleman. “The Safety Net.”