Social-spark-315x235What is “life” to you? for some, it’s all about leaving a legacy. You work hard so that the next generation in your family will have it somewhat easier than you had and so on and so on. and if you’re lucky, you may even achieve something great that will last beyond your lifetime. Well, what about broadening the scope further beyond your own kind. What about leaving something for the universe? yup, that’s right, a message for those out among the stars. Well, Richard Garriott, the creator of the hit video game, Tabula Rasa, will be the sixth private citizen to travel into space this coming October. And he’ll be saving a sort of “time capsule” on the International Space Station. The whole project is called Operation Immortality: Leave your mark. Save Humanity. and what they’re essentially doing is saving a history of mankind’s greatest achievements along with digitized human DNA as well as messages from a variety of people all across the world. There’s even an official website where you can store your own message for all the world to see. If you had your chance to leave a profound message for the universe, what would it be? I went ahead and registered on the site and left a line from one of my favorite Beatles’ songs - “and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” (Lennon/McCartney). I’ve always loved that line from the last song off the Abbey Road album. A great positive message to send off to the world and into space. To me it means that the more positive things you do unto the world, the more blessings you’ll receive in the end. and if only more people believed that little notion, the world would be a much better place. Look up message ID: 899 to view it on the Operation Immortality website.
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