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Will Anyone Remember You?

  1. Freeway Flyer profile image91
    Freeway Flyerposted 7 years ago

    In 100 years, do you think that anyone will remember (or care about) you? Most people throughout history were basically forgotten about not long after they died. But now that we live in a digital age in which massive amounts of information are potentially being produced about (and by) us, does this increase the chance that the memory of us will stay alive? What will someday happen to all of those hubs, facebook posts, tweets, and other information that we have shared?

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image71
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      They might get buried under tons of other hubs, tweets and posts unless you produce something really significant.

      1. camlo profile image88
        camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        But our Hubs will have 'matured' by then.

        1. Ultimate Hubber profile image71
          Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          How do you think the hubs mature? How does a new hub ranks in Google? It takes the place some other article was previously holding. Similarly, other articles will take the place of our hubs.

          1. camlo profile image88
            camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I know smile

            1. Ultimate Hubber profile image71
              Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              LOL! Guess I missed the sarcasm in your previous post. big_smile

          2. Haunty profile image87
            Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, but the older the hub the more backlinks it's got the higher it ranks. Am I missing something?

            1. Ultimate Hubber profile image71
              Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Mate, your hub ranks by outranking someone else's. So, it is natural that some other article will take the place of your hub. And you want be there to build backlinks and organic backlinks don't come that easily unless something is written really well.

              1. Haunty profile image87
                Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I guess it's a pretty complex issue. You're hub has to be good, you have to get organic backlinks, and even if you got them there might be a better hub that's better than yours despite your better backlinked-to hub... whatever lol

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent OP!

      These technologies are ubiquitous, and everyone uses them, so the amount of information is growing exponentially as well. People's attention span is short, but it is theoretically possible to make our information accessible to the few who are interested.

      Today, there is no known method for making information searchable and accessible into the future, since file formats are quickly outdated. This is already a huge problem, which worries many archivists. 100 years is a very long period of time, and today's known companies and technologies will have been replaced by then.

      Probably, humanity will change - with hybrids between humans and machines being created. These creatures will have longer life spans, and it will probably be possible to transfer all memory from one generation to the next. But as far as "memory," that kind of data processing may be very different from what you had in mind.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image100
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, dude!  You've one hell of a vision.  I'm thinking catastrophe, like the meteor that killed the dinosaur, but different. . . . .will take us out,  maybe before what you describe, or maybe a bit after.

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          Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Here are a couple of sources:


          Why the Future Doesn't Need Us by Bill Joy, Chief Scientist at Sun Microsystems:

          http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy_pr.html


          Ray Kurzweil, who really believes in such things:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil

      2. simeonvisser profile image86
        simeonvisserposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Why would the digital companies have been replaced by then? There are quite a few brick-and-mortar (i.e. not digital) companies out there that have been around for over a hundred years. I don't see why digital companies can't. The pace is higher and they must adapt but many are succeeding for decades already.

    3. dutchman1951 profile image59
      dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no, no  one will remember, this site and for that mater maybe even computers as we know them will not exhist. nothing will stay as is.

    4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image100
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Here's the thing:  the internet.

      My HOPES are that this blogging, or hubbing thing. . . . .has some permanence to it.  I'd LOVE for my kin folk of tomorrow, should they be interested, be able to know me from these hubs, my myspace blogs, etc, etc, etc.

    5. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
      Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes ...

      I remember, Him ... He Remembers me ... and thats all, whats Meaningful, in Being ... to a Servant.

    6. Alisha Sharma profile image59
      Alisha Sharmaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Help some one who is in disaster/problem, he will never forget you till death.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        His memory of you will only last as long as he lives.

        1. Alisha Sharma profile image59
          Alisha Sharmaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          yes, but if u want yourself to be remembered then do something great for your society or country.

  2. Haunty profile image87
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    I've never understood why people would want to be remembered after their death... Anyway, I don't think the Internet changes anything in terms of being remembered or not.

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ive often wondered why worry about what's remembered? I think that if your children remeber you and pass the info, stories etc on to thier children, at some point someone may look you up on the internet, but I dont think they will find too much. Ive tried to look up stuff aobut myself from teh past, jsut to see whats there, and found nothing. And Im talking about events that happened a little over ten years ago.

      1. Haunty profile image87
        Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You were using the net ten years ago?

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          DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          yeah. I got my first online setup in..umm...97, I think. But I mean..I tried to look up news stuff. They dont seem to keep articles that long. Or Im a bad searcher...

          1. Haunty profile image87
            Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            One thing I know about you is that you're an exceptionally good searcher. So I trust whatever you say. smile

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              DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              ha ha ha...awww..thanks.

    2. Freeway Flyer profile image91
      Freeway Flyerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Historians might find ways to use it (if any of this stuff is available somewhere.)

    3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image100
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You don't want to be remembered for anything?  That's wild-I do want to be remembered, and I think most of us do.  I think it's obvious that the internet could very well change everything.. .or make our histories much more accessible than books.

  3. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Do you mean generally or just on Hubpages ,if its the latter I doubt it ,but thing is ,its not like we are gonna know anyway smile

    P.S Ive noticed some hubbers have cute lil 'e''s on the bottom left of their profile pics-what does it mean ? smile

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this
      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ohhhhh my  !

        Does that mean they get to bring the beer too lol

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          DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          maybe..... I know I get to bring beer anyway, with or without the E.

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Dats cuz you is E-xclusively E-xciting !

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              DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              hehee.  Love the new pic!!

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Aww tanks berry much .

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    Jasmine JellyBabyposted 7 years ago

    I don't think the world will get another hundred years..

    It's ending on December 21st 2012 so yeah my hubs will still there, but they'll probably fizzle out on the stairway to heaven or the highway to hell tongue

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ending 2012 ? Again
      Well no-one emailed me so Im stayin  put,besides someones gotta mow the grass :0

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        DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        the world has ended so many times, Im over it.  smile

        1. Freeway Flyer profile image91
          Freeway Flyerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You just missed it. This world is actually a different place than the last 14 that already ended.

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        Jasmine JellyBabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh now its not being emailed.. they're using chinese whispers so now that I've told you, you gotta tell someone else! big_smile

      3. Haunty profile image87
        Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Where have you been in the last 2 years? lol wink

    2. Freeway Flyer profile image91
      Freeway Flyerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do your Christmas shopping early.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/3946228_f248.jpg

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      AWESOME!!!!

    2. camlo profile image88
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Incredible. It's not real, is it?

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        Jasmine JellyBabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's freaking cool

        1. Haunty profile image87
          Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It's that cool. And it's real. Trust me. lol

          1. camlo profile image88
            camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You mean, somebody died?

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              DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              For some reason that question strikes me as funny. I KNOW its not funny someone died, but...anyway...

              1. Haunty profile image87
                Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                It's not your fault, cuz it's funny. No one died, we're all just being silly. smile

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                  DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  you guys suck!!!!!! (not really) when I was a kid I looked up gulliable to prove to my dad it really was in the dicitionary...

                  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image71
                    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    It made me laugh! lol

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                      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                      hahahahahaa. yay!!

          2. timorous profile image84
            timorousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yes...it took 7 unemployed monkeys (2 of them with hammers and chisels) 3 hours to create this masterpiece.  It wouldn't have taken so long, but for the fact that the other five monkeys were foremen..jumping around shrieking and laughing the whole time.  One of them actually had learned a passable English, which is why it turned out so well. lol

    3. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

      Dunno but its freaky to me ,must be the season ..boo!

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        DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        http://www.nhs.uk/news/2008/06June/PublishingImages/468_AD0F6B_scared_188x156.jpg

    4. Greek One profile image75
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

      As a result of police records moving from a paper-based storage system to an electronic one, I am confident that I will be remembered long after my passing

      1. Haunty profile image87
        Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lolol, ain't you that bad?

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        DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        no really, you wont.  wink

        1. Greek One profile image75
          Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          even should said records be erased, I am confident that the extensive alcohol currently flowing in my system will act as a 'pickling' agent, and preserve my body for the future civilizations of evolved ape-like societies to dissect.


          http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_z4P65AjnSIg/TB6MKQoEVHI/AAAAAAAADoQ/VYGYD-HITSs/s1600/planet.jpg

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            DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I once knew a guy who was named Pickle.

            They will make statues of you.

            1. Greek One profile image75
              Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              do you mean they will use my body to make statues FROM (as building material),
              or that they will copy my likeness?

              1. profile image0
                DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I suppose it depends on hard you are, they could make a mold, or just copy you.  Wich do you prefer?

                1. Greek One profile image75
                  Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  the last time i commented on how hard i was I got kicked off of a dating site

                  1. profile image0
                    DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    oh well. You cant make everybody happy.

    5. MJ Wadsworth profile image59
      MJ Wadsworthposted 7 years ago

      I'd like to think so. My intention is to go out in a blaze of glory. In all probability I'll go out with about as much glory as a dud firework. But a guys gotta dream. Whiles away the grey areas, like work, bathroom visits and cleaning the apartment.

    6. Tusitala Tom profile image64
      Tusitala Tomposted 7 years ago

      It would be vanity indeed to be expected to be remembered by a great many people 100 years after one's death.  But the chances are your descendants will want to check who you are and what you did.  Gynealogy is gaining in momentum as it gets easier to check into the past. 

      To engender the probability that at least your children, grandchildren and, perhaps even great grandchildren will want to know about you, my advice would be 'write your autobiography.'   I have.  You can then place it on computer.  Or, like I've done, have some cheap printing done so that you can hand each of your kids a copy as a present.   When they're young, it won't mean much; might not even be read - at that time - but down the track, when they're older, they'll be so glad that you did.

      1. Haunty profile image87
        Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hand your descendants a copy of your autobiography. Ha ha ha ha ha ah ah aha ha aha ah aha ah ah ah ah ah ha ha ha ha han  ahna han ah anh ahh ahn ahn ahh ah ahn ahnahhh ahh ah han ah ahahahahahah ha ah ah ah ahhhh ha hh a... big_smile

      2. Freeway Flyer profile image91
        Freeway Flyerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sort of writing it in little pieces. Maybe someday I can organize it in some rational way.

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      Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

      Unless you are famous or are a political leader, future historians will most likely disregard your existence. The best way to preserve your personal exploits for posterity is to create some sort of record of you and your life. Give one of these records to each of your children, who can in turn pass the record down for many generations. Hundreds of years from now, your descendents will keep the memory of your life alive. Even if only a handful of people are the ones who care about it, it's better than nothing.

    8. Spirit Whisperer profile image80
      Spirit Whispererposted 6 years ago

      You exist in your own mind. Even your body comes from mind. The world you imagine is real is a construct of mind. Yes, you will be remembered...by your mind!

     
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