Mayan Ceramic Pot

Mayan Ceramic Pot

I am worry that with technology we are turning a personal history into ephemeral instants. See the early Maya wrote their history, culture and art over stone, jade, metals and ceramics and it only took nature a couple of centuries to banish it all into dense tropical jungles.

What is going to happen to our digital movies, photographs, music and everything else. Data degradation comes in the form of obsolescence of floppy drives, compact discs, dvd discs, blue ray discs, zip drives, flash drives, hard drives, et-cetera and also in the form discontinued software and file formats.

What’s the shelf life of our digital personal memories?

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