I read an interesting article about our, almost insatiable desire, to digitise everything. Thus, how this will potentially impact us all in the future? Will this make us the forgotten digital generation?
I’m not wanting to be a harbinger of doom, but is the drive to store everything in the cloud going to mean that, in generations to come, no-one can access any of this information?
We might save trees by not storing everything on paper, but we might lose decades worth of history!
Since the 1980s our lives have grown increasingly digital and with worrying speed. Now, most of our photos, videos, conversations, research and writings are stored as strings of ones and noughts on computers or data centres distributed around the world.
Data specialist EMC estimates that in 2013 the world contained about 4.4 zettabytes (4.4 trillion gigabytes) of data. By 2020, it expects this to have risen tenfold.
History, in other words, has gone online.
I would be interested to hear your thoughts about the digital generation. Please do email me.