Quote: Originally Posted by Vereya
A scary idea...
Not really.... I mean, if the worst case scenario occurs, and humans nuke ourselves off the planet, or a big comment smacks half the world back to the stone ages.... deep underground, or under piles of rubble, will be hard drives encased in our computer towers and servers.
Some would be destroyed while other's won't..... but that vast information humans have collected in just the last number of decades, that are spread across the planet, will hold so much more information and details of our history, then any egyptian hieroglyph or pyramid ever could.
Movies, music, thoughts, concepts, theories, religion, science, emotions, history..... it's all right here and ever since humans took the internet main stream, we've changed the entire course of our evolution and perhaps secured a way to be remembered forever.
When things were first being sent through the internet, it was all done in bits & bytes.... then kilobytes.... soon megabytes, now we're downloading songs and movies by the gigabyte..... soon to be terabytes once the next generation of computers are released to the masses......
just think about the information tranfering then..... and beyond.
I don't considder the internet a scary place.... if anything.... it will live on beyond us humans if the worst case occurs..... it very well could be our only detailed legacy as a species, which explains who were were and why.
Just think thousands of years from now, aliens could visit our rubbled little planet, find these hard drives and some computers still intact and be able to watch all the YouTube videos they like......
"LEAVE BRITNEY ALLLOOOONNNEEE!!!!! *sob*"