THE MORE OR LESS ETERNAL ISOTOPE
We have x amount of radio-active waste in OZ. It is our 20th century
souvenir without parallel.
I propose that everyone become a custodian of a small amount and through
something like our Land Titles, pass this custody on to the future. The
waste would be held in a gold/platinum/etc. shrine, with associated rules
and festivals for care and maintenance.
This work is put forward as a tangible image of the unimaginable timescale
which we face. Think of the possibilities: the re-casting of the protective
container every 200 years, (ONE THOUSAND TIMES OR MORE); the founding
of the Geiger Order, whose principal myth is the Deliverer who will one
day reveal a simple formula which renders the waste harmless; the black
market in rental facilities; the isotope alert imbedded in every citizen
when they reach the Age of Isotopic Responsibility....