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18 January 2013

Milleniumories

- Daniel Chapman (Idea & Commentary) & Chris Suico (Artwork)

I read an interesting article the other day about DVDs that apparently can last up to a thousand years. Granted, the article itself wasn't particularly interesting, but the possibility of leaving something behind that can actually last for such a period of time is interesting. Very few books, unless in hermetically sealed containers, and even some stone tablets would struggle to make it to the 1000 year mark.

However, the downside to this is the temptation that we all suffer when provided with more storage space : Let's store EVERYTHING. I wonder what future humans will think of us if they open up  atime capsule and find tween music, tax returns, and cute photos of cats.

At least they might appreciate the cats.

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  • Fred Said:

    But will they have a machine to read it. Too arcaic!

  • LibertyBudget.com Said:

    ... and they say we are recovering fresh blood and readable DNA code fragments from dinosaur fossils that are supposedly millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of years old? Either the data experts can't properly estimate data retention rates or the geologists are stetching time a "bit" too much. Something doesn't add up. Please enlighten me.

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