by CIO Staff

Yahoo ‘Time Capsule’ to Launch from Mexican Pyramid

Oct 10, 20062 mins
Consumer Electronics

Yahoo, the search bigwig, on Tuesday began collecting text, audio, video and photo submissions from interested parties to be included with a message that will be digitized and beamed into space as part of the company’s “Time Capsule” effort to communicate with alien life, Reuters reports via

The submissions are supposed to provide an accurate portrayal of human life, and they are to be beamed into the heavens on Oct. 25 via laser after being digitized, according to Reuters.

The Mexican Pyramid of the Sun at the Teotihuacan archaeological site outside Mexico City will serve as a “launch pad” for the digital information capsule, Reuters reports.

In addition to the data being shot into space, some chosen submissions will be projected onto the side of the 216-foot-tall pyramid for spectators and other Web surfers to view via a real-time, global Web broadcast, according to Reuters.

Teotihuacan is said to be the former center of “The City of the Gods,” or a culture common throughout Mesoamerica during the first millennium, Reuters reports.

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