“For several years I’ve been fascinated by what might be called the geological nature of harddrives – how certain mineral arrangements of metal and ferromagnetism result in our technological ability to store memories, save information, and leave previous versions of the present behind.
A harddrive, though, would be a geological object as much as a technical one; it is a content-rich, heavily processed re-configuration of the earth’s surface.”
I’m a sucker for tangential thinking taken to extremes. This is a fun read about geology, evolution, science fiction, and the future of data storage, or is it the future past of data storage. Either way its an interesting read.
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