This is how to store human knowledge for eternity – BBC News


It’s easy to assume that human knowledge is stable – that everything we have learnt will endure for millennia. Yet oral history can evolve as it passes between generations, books can be destroyed, and digital storage is more fragile and transient than many assume. The hard drives and servers that underpin our world today will eventually become unreadable as the years pass. Our storage methods may serve us well now, but they are far from immortal. So, where and how should we store humanity’s knowledge for posterity? There is one way: use the fundamental code of life itself.

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