Innovation in financial technology, intergallactic communication with extraterrestrials in deep space, it’s all in a day’s work for the FintekNews team. Today’s FintekNews Deal of the Day comes from the crowdunding sector again. We find these crowdfund deals rather interesting, because in addition to seeking funds for projects (which are often retail in nature), they also market the same products they are seeking funding for to potential investors with “specials”. Seems like a smart move to us. Anyway, here’s the pitch from this company’s Kickstarter page:
“The Voyager Golden Record was a gift from humanity to the cosmos. And it is also a gift to humanity.
In 1977, NASA launched two spacecraft, Voyager I and II, on a grand tour of the solar system and beyond, into the mysteries of interstellar space. Mounted to each of these spacecraft is a stunning golden phonograph record, an interstellar message to introduce our civilization to extraterrestrials who might encounter the probes, perhaps billions of years from now.
The Voyager Golden Record contains the story of Earth expressed in sounds, images, and science: Earth’s greatest music from myriad cultures and eras, from Bach and Beethoven to Blind Willie Johnson and Chuck Berry, Senegalese percussion to Solomon Island panpipes. Dozens of natural sounds of our planet — birds, a train, a baby’s cry — are collaged into a lovely audio poem called Sounds of Earth. There are spoken greetings in 55 human languages, and one whale language, and more than one hundred images encoded in analog that depict who, and what, we are.”
As of publication time, the project had 9,470 backers, with $1,193,369 pledged toward a goal of $198,000, with 61 hours left to invest. Looks like they hit their goal, and then some.