Society’s Genome Available for Purchase Now on Amazon
Spectra Logic has long stressed the importance of “Genetic Diversity” in data storage — don’t trust one media type with all your data. These ideas have been developed further in a book that looks at protecting all the information in society with an evolutionary approach to preserving it. The name of the book is “Society’s Genome: Genetic Diversity’s Role in Digital Preservation.”
Nathan Thompson, the book’s author and the chief executive officer of Spectra Logic, details how humanity’s progress and survival relies heavily on computing power and the data sets created through art, science, and commerce. Destruction or loss of that data would set civilization back substantially. The book examines the many threats to information preservation, the technology available for protecting this information, and the ways in which we can leverage diverse technologies to safeguard that most precious of archives: society’s genome.