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Storing Digital Data For Eternity


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Google data center

Blue LEDs on a row of servers are pictured at Google's data center. Innovative storage solutions, from DNA to silica glass recordings, could ensure we never enter a digital dark age.

Credit: Connie Zhou/Google/Zuma

Vint Cerf is sometimes called the "father of the Internet." He helped develop TCP/IP (the communications protocol for the Internet) and later became chairman of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, i.e., the people who make domain names and IP addresses). But today he worries we're heading into a digital dark age.

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