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Is modern human civilization primed to become "Lost"?

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  1. Chaos Spawn Kuiper belt

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    with increasing reliance & dependence on digital media as an information and knowledge storage vessel, is mankind risking losing it all in the event of a global catastrophe?

    would there be enough discernible records for the potential survivors, or would the majority of modern technology and knowledge be wiped away and need to be re-discovered in the distant future if at all?

    if not now, what about ten, or even twenty years from now? will there be any physical media/records/texts left by then? what would the survivors have to build on if everything goes digital or into an even more concise non-physical archive system and is wiped away?
     
  2. JAEGERX Gold Belt

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    i think for the most part we already lost everything, we are living from whats left, leftovers from when the world had any soul
     
  3. JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    Yes, books will exist in 20 years.
     
  4. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    fires and shit wiped out a lot of ancient knowledge. I think our technology is better suited.
     
  5. LucasWithLidOff Banned Banned

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    The information will survive in digital form, but how many millennia must pass until it can be accessed again?

    Assuming some kind of apocalyptic event occurs.
     
  6. Einarr Banned Banned

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    Pretty much.
     
  7. Chaos Spawn Kuiper belt

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    wow. don't everybody answer at once.

    it's official, im the p4p worst ts on sherdog. :D
     
  8. Merlotte's Gold Belt

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    I'm sure that in the event of a large scale catastrophe some militia will re-write history and condition those who serve to believe what was written is now religion. Or has this already happened?
     
  9. JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    We all think pretty highly of Athens. It's almost as if one of the great conquerors of human history thought highly of them.

    Exactly, Merlotte knows what is happening.

    Aristotle and Alexander were brothers in several ways.
     
  10. MortalWombat Vombatus Sherdoggus

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    Well, presumably once computers become smarter than humans, this problem will be less pronounced since as long as one computer is accessible, it can explain everything else to us dummies.

    We'll go to the wise one and it will choose the perfect youtube instructional for our current problem and play it for us.
     
  11. MortalWombat Vombatus Sherdoggus

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    Imagine, you're in a post apocalyptic wasteland, trying to find out how to divine for water and hunt for grubs, and this piece of shit starts playing a KFC commercial for you, one of those 30 second without skipping ones. Goddamit.
     
  12. MortalWombat Vombatus Sherdoggus

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    Oh fuck, imagine if all of our sherdog posts got wiped :icon_cry2
     
  13. JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    If my sherdog posts and internet work got wiped, I'd probably be in a better position. I'm barely reliant on any social media and I only just got another cell.
     
  14. INTERL0PER Brown Belt

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    Then, after the ad, you'll probably get a message saying "Sorry, this video is not available in your region."

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  15. Thunderflash500 Banned Banned

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    They could find text books. They could look at buildings and at least know they are possible to build. And if you're talking ten to twenty years after a disaster there would still be survivors who grew up with knowledge of math and science. But ya a lot of information would be lost if computer records were wiped out.
     
  16. Thunderflash500 Banned Banned

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    People worry about the information being lost with digital data being destroyed. But without being able to store information digitally, a lot of that info never would have been made in the first place. Being able to store information digitally has allowed mankind to double its overall accumulated knowledge many times over. So it's really not a bad thing. And most books are only going to last a few hundred years anyway.
     
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  17. LucasWithLidOff Banned Banned

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    Damn it, I wish I could remember what movie this was. Post apocalyptic utopia where all pop music was old advertising jingles and all restaurants were Taco Bell.
     
  18. MortalWombat Vombatus Sherdoggus

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    You can take that movie and you can shovel it.


    Demolition Man?
     
  19. LucasWithLidOff Banned Banned

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    Yes, thank you.
     
  20. 5crew Black Belt

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    Came to post this. Yes, that's why I don't use Smart phone, social media sites, Credit Cards, Paypals. I pay only cash, only call not text. It's getting more and more difficult and inconvenience but I still get life going. I laugh at people that go bananas if they misplace their wallet/phone for even half a day.

    The everything in one card will bound to have problems sooner or later. The implanted chips under skin that is considered now is also rubbish. Any digital thing is hackable. No amount of protection or law can prevent that.
     

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