by SGT, SGT Report.com:
We’ve recently discussed the [horrifying] concept that there is currently an elite breakaway civilization on earth that is hell bent on leaving humanity behind.
At Wright-Patterson AFB in 1993, Ben Rich the former head of Lockheed Skunk Works admitted “We already have the means to travel among the stars… anything you can imagine we can already know how to do.” Ben Rich also admitted, “We have things in the Nevada desert that are alien to your way of thinking, far beyond anything you see on Star Trek.”
Now imagine a digital dark age on planet earth as the breakaway civilization hits the delete button on our collective knowledge – thrusting us centuries backwards, forever left in the dark ages.
Sounds implausible, right? But that’s exactly what Google’s “father of the internet” Vint Cerf fears may well be in the cards.
BBC has the story:
by Pallab Ghosh, BBC:
Vint Cerf, a “father of the internet”, says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost. Currently a Google vice-president, he believes this could occur as hardware and software become obsolete.
He fears that future generations will have little or no record of the 21st Century as we enter what he describes as a “digital Dark Age”.
Mr Cerf made his comments at a large science conference in San Jose.
He arrived at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science stylishly dressed in a three-piece suit. This iconic figure, who helped define how data packets move around the net, is possibly the only Google employee who wears a tie.
I felt obliged to thank him for the internet, and he bowed graciously. “One is glad to be of service,” he said humbly.
His focus now is to resolve a new problem that threatens to eradicate our history.
Our life, our memories, our most cherished family photographs increasingly exist as bits of information – on our hard drives or in “the cloud”. But as technology moves on, they risk being lost in the wake of an accelerating digital revolution.
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