M-Disks look a bit like CD-ROM disks although they are created from very different materials. M-Disks should be readable for at least 1,000 years although there is a question of whether or not there will be a device available 1,000 years from now that will read them. I am guessing that the technology of 1,000 years into the future will be so fantastic that genealogists of the year 3016 will be able to read anything, created on any media, and in any language.
I briefly wrote about M-Disks earlier this year at https://goo.gl/2S7Jvj where I gave a link to a longer and much more detailed description available on Wikipedia.org at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-DISC.
Now a new start-up called Yours.co has announced a new service that will make copies of your photos and videos with a 1000-year shelf life.
The Yours.co press release states:
- Monthly service automates the creation of a physical archive of photos and videos stored on popular sites like Instagram, Google Photos, Facebook and Dropbox
- Data is burned onto MDISCs that boast up to 1000-year shelf life
- Discs are sent directly to user’s home or stored in a secure storage facility
- Yours.co offers $10,000 guarantee on data accessibility to vault subscribers
You can read the full announcement at https://goo.gl/IiGn2b. The video below also provides some details: