Digital Dark Age
I have often wondered what would happen if a solar flare hit the earth now like it did in 1859 (see wikipedia “Solar Storm of 1859”). Since we are at the peak of the solar cycle, it might be a good time to take a look at the question. With everything stored by computer would we enter a digital dark age?
Well today on “On the Media” they talked about this issue and also the loss of historical digital information.
Take a listen:
More on the Lunar Image Recovery Project HERE.