The goal of this experiment is to record how we humans are slowly destroying the Earth. It is a monolith implanted in Australia that will record the fall of civilisation.
This "black box" will be indestructible and will collect various data on the planet's population destruction. This will help future civilisations become aware of the situation and avoid making the same mistakes.
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the facility will operate in the same manner as aircraft black boxes. It will collect two types of data: measurements of Earth and sea temperatures, ocean acidity, CO2 levels in the atmosphere, species extinction, changes in land use, and information on human population or energy consumption. On the other hand, it will save all information corresponding to newspaper headlines or social media publications.
The device, made of durable materials such as steel and granite, will be powered by solar energy and will have Internet access.
"The idea is that if the Earth crashes as a result of climate change, this indestructible recording device will be there for whoever is left to learn from," one of the project's creators, Jim Curtis, says. "It will also be there to hold leaders accountable, ensuring that their actions or inaction are documented."
The "black box" is already in place, but its operation is set to begin next year. Those who are interested will be able to access the recorded data via the Internet. Furthermore, it is rumored that visitors will be able to connect to the device wirelessly.