Digital dark age technology via alexis madrigal's tinyletter, real future, dots is a digital optical technology system developed by eastman kodak in the 01990s, and abandoned in 02002. Media caption watch pallab ghosh's full interview with vint cerf, internet pioneer, on his digital dark age warning vint cerf, a father of the internet, says he is worried that all the. The media interest in cerf's talk of a looming digital dark age can only serve to help raise awareness among computer scientists and engineers and encourage them to engage with the outstanding technological challenges. The world faces an information 'dark age' because so much information is stored digitally, the former president of the royal society for chemistry as warned professor david garner said that. The year is 2093 the world is scrambling to contain an outbreak of h23n1, a highly contagious strain of influenza first seen in the early 2020's with a more than 90% mortality rate in only a.
Computer and data specialists refer to this era of lost data as the digital dark ages other experts call the 21st century an informational black hole, because the digital information we are. We live today in the age of digital data your photos, your documents and more are stored in the cloud, thumb drives, laptops and tablets but, surprisingly, we might be in more danger of one day. There will be no digital dark age archivists on the issues is a forum for archivists to discuss the issues we are facing today below is a post from bertram lyons addressing the alleged digital dark age.
The digital dark age is a possible future situation where it will be difficult or impossible to read historical electronic documents and multimedia, because they have been in an obsolete and obscure file format. Check out digital dark age by deva55 on amazon music stream ad-free or purchase cd's and mp3s now on amazoncom. Will future historians consider these days the digital dark ages we are awash in a sea of information, but how to historians sift through the mountain of data in the future, computer programs. Computer and data specialists refer to this era of lost data as the digital dark ages other experts call the 21st century an informational black hole, because the digital information we are creating right now may not be readable by machines and software programs of the future.
Speaking at a conference of top american scientists, cerf described such a loss of important information as a possible digital dark ages the two-way was an npr blog that ran from 2009 to 2018. And now internet pioneer vint cerf has warned of a digital dark age that would result if decades of data - emails, photographs, website postings - becoming lost or un-readable. The digital dark age november 22, 2012 in response to youtube actions taken against #team teamwork to censor our work we're working on a new channel focused around pieces that have to do with internet censorship against artwork, information, or pieces of work that are censored as a whole. The digital dark age is here written by nathan mcdonald, sprott money news for years i have warned about this, for years i have stated that these companies are not to be trusted, that they are listening to your every movement and tracking you in real time, selling your information to the highest bidder.
1_let's start with a futurology exercise the possibility of a digital dark age worries computer scientists, archivists, and librarians, but it also concerns humanists and social scientists. The digital dark age will no doubt be followed by a digital renaissance, a time when data does not rely on proprietary systems to be read but in the meantime you need to take steps to ensure that your legacy data doesn't collapse under its own mass into a digital black hole. The digital dark age is here, and the elite few tech giants that are ushering it in are beginning their attack on anyone, anything that does not agree with their echo chamber of thought a small handful of companies, you know their names well, virtually control a massive part of our society now.
The quicker we are to record and store our lives in digital form, the bleaker the future of information looks, writes john huxley the digital dark age skip to sections navigation skip to content. Two organizations are actively working to mitigate the impact of the digital dark age the internet archive compiles periodic digital snapshots of the web for its wayback machine, creating a historical record of internet content throughout its history.