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Encyclopedia > Future proof

The phrase Future proofing describes the elusive process of trying to anticipate future developments, so that action can be taken to minimise possible negative consequences, and to seize opportunities. For more on the process and practitioners, see Future Studies. Futures studies researches the medium-term to long-term future of societies and of the physical world, mechanisms of change, and the driving forces of change. ...

Electronically stored data, just like paper data, is subject to risk over time. Future proofing electronic data involves the selection of physical media and data formats which are most likely to ensure the continued accessibility of the original information. The field of electronics is the study and use of systems that operate by controlling the flow of electrons (or other charge carriers) in devices such as thermionic valves and semiconductors. ... Data is the plural of datum. ... Piece of paper Paper is a thin, flat material produced by the compression of fibers. ... Data format in information technology can refer to either one of: Data type File format This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

Basically, it means to ensure that a document or data will be able to be accessed and read in the future.

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