About Our Mission
The Arch Mission Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation designed to continuously preserve and disseminate humanity’s most important knowledge across time and space.
The Arch Mission Foundation designs, builds, delivers and maintains curated long-term archives, housed in specially designed devices called Archs™ (pronounced “Arks”). Archs are being developed with a variety of form factors to survive for long durations in space, as well as on the surfaces of planets, moons and asteroids.
The Archs are already the longest-lasting records of human civilization ever created, and possibly that ever will be created. They will last billions of years longer than the Pyramids. They may even last longer than our planet. In a million years the Archs™ may be the only remaining trace of our species and our civilization.
In 2015, Nick Slavin joined Nova Spivack to co-found the Arch Mission Foundation, and in 2016 the Arch Mission Foundation was formally incorporated. That year they were joined by Michael Paul and Matthew Hoerl, and in 2017 and 2018 the organization began to grow and attract a growing community of leading minds, leaders and participants.
The Arch Mission Foundation has grown from a somewhat impossible idea into an actual non-profit organization, that is already producing real Archs that carry human knowledge for millions to billions of years, today.
No longer science-fiction, the Arch Mission Foundation is on track to become a self-sustaining organization and community, with a unifying and inspiring purpose and agenda for humanity, spanning thousands to millions of years into the future.
"That’s certainly the right way to go to store massive amounts of data for a long time." - Elon Musk