Scientists are currently working on way to ensure that the whole of humanity’s history doesn’t become lost in time. Modern data storage methods are efficient and have a lot of space but lack longevity, so a long lasting alternative needs to be found. While the scientists have experimented with tings quartz crystal or silicon nitrate-coated tungsten, it seems like the best method of data storage is still magnetic tape.
The future of human history has a pretty ironic problem. While scientific and cultural information about the Earth and human civilization is being pumped out at exponential rates, we’ve yet to find a way to preserve today’s deluge of data that works better than the Neanderthal-esque approach of carving messages into rock.