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Time Machine future of the library

by Critical Commons Manager

In this ironic reversal of conventional wisdom about information storage and retrieval systems, an electronic information system far outlasts its physical library counterpart 800,000 years in the future. The full contents of the library are fortunately stored in the memory of a librarian avatar who laments his prodigious memory, echoing Borges' Funes the Memorius, "Can you even imagine what it's like to remember everything?"

Time Machine library destruction

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800,000 years in the future, books will have turned to dust, but a digital information system continues to function

from The Time Machine (2002)
Creator: Simon Wells
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Posted by Critical Commons Manager