Something struck me after reading the above article once again.
It is how important it is to write things down on paper. Even if you want anything at all to be preserved important to you be sure there is at least one hard copy of it.
The reason for this is the fact that EMPs (whether they be from the Sun or from warfare are inevitable) that will fry all magnetic memory whether that be in home computers or "the cloud" or wherever.
It is inevitable that all electronic memory is going to be lost over at least 1/2 of the planet caused by the sun within the next 500 years.
So, this is one reason why anything really important that the human race wants to preserve needs to be on paper (at least one copy that can be hand copied if necessary by others) or type set so it can be reprinted manually sometime in the future.
Because it is inevitable that all magnetic digital storage is going to be lost here on earth within 300 to 500 years from a Solar Flare. It is inevitable. So, anything above about 5 to 10 feet underground is going to be lost electronically if it is in magnetic storage of any kind.
And even if it is on non-magnetic storage like CDs or DVDs if you can't play it because the technology all has been fried by an EMP caused by nuclear warfare or smaller EMP generating devices or a Cyber War, the Cds and DVD's might be useless too.
The longer it takes for this EMP to occur the more likely millions will die in various ways mostly just of starvation.
So, preparing for this event is important to the survival of technology and of the whole human race at some point in the next 500 years.
Here is only one of the events that likely will come to at least half the planet that is facing the sun when it hits. The last time was 1859. The next time is: anytime now during the next 300 years or so:
- The Carrington Event On the morning of September 1, 1859, amateur astronomer Richard Carrington ascended into the private observatory attached to his country estate ...
- The solar storm of 1859, also known as the Carrington event,  was a powerful geomagnetic solar storm in 1859 during solar cycle 10. A solar coronal mass ejection ...