Call from Mars

decide which sound we will broadcast from Mars to Earth

In March 2021 the first European planetary rover will land on Mars as part of the ExoMars mission. The rover's landing platform will carry 11 sound recordings (selected in this project) in the memory of a Czech scientific instrument. The sound recording that receives the most votes before the ExoMars probe lands on Mars will be transmitted back to Earth.

Sound recording detail

I am not the God of War amongst yourselves

Author: Cédrick Ventura
Country: France
Number of votes: 0
Basic description of sound
As this is after all a European endeavour, I wanted to leave a message that simultaneously refers to our past, our present condition and our future. Quite obviously, this message remains valid for all the inhabitants of our planet and especially so for the future colonists of the red planet. The reference to Hellenism, the generic religious undertones and the hint at the challenges that we still need to meet (Brexit among others) seem to me an apt synthesis of our hopes and strengths.
Basic description of sound (English)
As this is after all a European endeavour, I wanted to leave a message that simultaneously refers to our past, our present condition and our future. Quite obviously, this message remains valid for all the inhabitants of our planet and especially so for the future colonists of the red planet. The reference to Hellenism, the generic religious undertones and the hint at the challenges that we still need to meet (Brexit among others) seem to me an apt synthesis of our hopes and strengths.
Transcription of sound
I am not the God of War amongst yourselves but the god of war against yourselves. Never shall I be the one to instill a spirit of dissension that will weaken and destroy your nation. I will not see you torn asunder, scattered about by the slightest breath of wind, by fear. Burning bright in the heavens, I wish to create a struggle inside yourselves that you might strive to better yourselves and achieve your true humanity in a spirit of perfection and unity.
Transcription of sound (English)
I am not the God of War amongst yourselves but the god of war against yourselves. Never shall I be the one to instill a spirit of dissension that will weaken and destroy your nation. I will not see you torn asunder, scattered about by the slightest breath of wind, by fear. Burning bright in the heavens, I wish to create a struggle inside yourselves that you might strive to better yourselves and achieve your true humanity in a spirit of perfection and unity.

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