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The postage due microSD card repository

The Smithsonian accepts postage due microSDcards from anyone
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I think that a philanthropist, or just the Smithsonian could have a thing where if you send them a microsdcard to place at their collections. Then any person could archive their 512GB (yep gigabyte) contribution to the future to be perused by the public and scholars as long as the Smithsonian lasts. The actual volume of a million microSDcards is comparatively tiny.

Now to make it even niftier you could just send it to them postage due as well.

improvement:

I imagine the million microsd cards randomly placed on a table, with a rotating drum at one side. The drum would have eentsy electrical contacts and rotate very gradually. The eentsy electrical contacts would usually meet up with the microSDcard conductors, then whichever of the large plurality of microSDcards was activating at the drum surface would all be visible online for a 24 hours or so.

People could view it online as a living history of what people think about cultural exhibit (a Smithsonianish way to get past copyright issues) as well as an opportunity for people, or AIs, anywhere on earth to copy that which others thought to be important. So it is also a high transparency free future speech museum.

ahem, "wibni"

beanangel, Sep 06 2016

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       Makes me curious. What is the static, unused life expectancy of an SD card in terms of data integrity if its just left to sit in a controlled environment indefinitely? And what would be its first failure mode?
RayfordSteele, Sep 07 2016
  

       I am glad you asked. the actual idea was more thorough than described.   

       I imagined the million microsd cards randomly placed on a table, with a rotating drum at one side. The drum would have eentsy electrical contacts and rotate very gradually. The eentsy electrical contacts would usually meet up with the microSDcard conductors, then whichever of the large plurality of microSDcards was activating at the drum surface would all be visible online for a 24 hours or so.   

       People could view it online as a living history of what people think about cultural exhibit (a Smithsonianish way to get past copyright issues) as well as an opportunity for people, or AIs, anywhere on earth to copy that which others thought to be important. So it is also a high transparency free future speech museum.
beanangel, Sep 15 2016
  
      
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