For lack of a better term, I’m calling this “Weird Computing” for now. Simply put: assuming we’re still around 1,000 years from now, what will computing look like then?
I’m particularly interested in how we can build programs and store data with an eye toward the longer term. What are the best ways to cheat bit-rot and keep things working on a scale of even decades?
Here are some links to things that other people have been doing in the space that I find interesting:
- The Future of Coding community has a lot of like-minded souls
- Houyhnhnm Computing is a set of essays about how computing could be structured differently
- John Ohno (non-Medium-paywalled) has written a lot of things about computing that I agree with
- David Rosenthal has done a lot of solid pragmatic writing and work on long-term data preservation