After civilization's inevitable technological collapse, this data-bank of skills may help us rebuild

A new project seeks to lay away knowledge for the worst-case scenario: “[the] factories are gone. The transportation system has stopped. Now it’s time to start planning for the long term, for your children and grandchildren.”

Hosted by a preparedness-enthusiast identified only as the Librarian, the “Survivor Library: or, How to Survive when the Technology Doesn't” is an online repository for information on how to build, organize, and maintain a technologically sophisticated civilization. As the anonymous host explains, humankind may be poised to lose its tech-heavy groundwork at any time, which could leave us without a net, but also — more importantly — without the skills needed to weave new ones:

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