As part of the larger strategy to keep our decaying nuclear waste undisturbed in long-term storage facilities, linguists, artists, and scientists alike have proposed building monuments over and around the areas where the waste is concealed to discourage future generations from entering these toxic sites for at least 10,000 years. Linguists speculate that the English language will decay by 89 percent over the next ten millennia.
Only 11 percent of our warnings will reach them.
The following is an erasure of a paper published inThe Medical Implications of Nuclear War. The text was sourced from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
Only 11 percent of the original document remains.
The purpose of this systematic war:
It became all
impact has been , and continues to be
uncovered to be confined entirely
The application of our knowledge has been done on subjects
Response to warning:
Administer economy without nations.
There is, shortage of change,
Pretend, We do not question, speculate, entertain possibilities.
Casualties thought to be effective
under conditions for civil system.
Blast-resistant citizens of an impending time.
This so-called crisis of realism a product of orchestrated flight targeted escalation
We citizens under catastrophe have to be appropriate, even without safe
Persons responsible evacuate.
The completeness devastation brings,
Suffering the subject of studies. We begin with a scenario then Megatons
(detonation would be skeletal, contents blown into streets)
Leave no signs.
This is the circuitry of the classified.
blacked out economy interruption to the data
In the event of sabotage, fail. The nature of a glitch is to predict total collapse.
How long can a body carry on?
of insect of radiation described by complications
of time disruptions of static
The consumer nature of commodities is a pattern of victims assessing material
well-being from productivity.
A collapse of behavior, efficient, but impersonal An individual creates
an image which masks the whole.
intimate in industrialized
objectification essential to nation
Human: a disaster-induced suspension of highly-concentrated time
and again biologicals deteriorate to the raw units. Deplete the embodied.
Form the machines.
medium of exchange rendered useless
the totality within reasonable speed.
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