Our Lost Century: Google VP Warns Digital Media Could Vanish
Computers and the Web house loads of information, but Google's vice president says if today's technology becomes obsolete, our data is lost forever.By Zach Toombs | February 15, 2015
Now, consider how difficult it'll be to read a cassette tape or floppy disk a few centuries from now. And tech experts and historians worry today's photos and documents stored only on computers or online will, one day, be unreadable.
"The problem is that you have to have something to read the CD with, and if you don’t have a computer …," Vint Cerf said during an interview on "The Colbert Report."