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‘Five-dimensional’ glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

“For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there” by James Vincent@jjvincent Feb 16, 2016, 1:37pm EST Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity’s collective culture isn’t a marathon, it’s a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one slowly-failing storage medium…

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Question proposed: What is the use of a knowledge vault if it’s not stored on media that doesn’t decay or at least slowest decays.   Google’s Knowledge Vault already contains 1.6 billion facts FELICITY NELSON    23 AUG 2014 Image: Shutterstock Google has decided to create the largest store of knowledge in human history and it…

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