How to Ensure Our Digital Legacy Isn’t Lost to the Future

We think the internet records everything, but the problem of ‘bit rot’ means all our emails, photos, and more could disappear in the decades ahead

Andrew Maynard
OneZero
Published in
8 min readSep 4, 2019

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Forbidding Blocks. Concept: Mike Brill; Drawing: SafdarAbidi; Image courtesy of BOSTI.

HHow do you write down instructions that could be read and interpreted by people living 10,000 years from now? In 1992, a…

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Andrew Maynard
OneZero

Scientist, author, & Professor of Advanced Technology Transitions at Arizona State University