With the arrival of the internet, trend is that that any information that is not on-line and accessible to search engines may become unavailable or unusable. Moreover, in a thousand years, only a few of the paper documents available today will survive the ravages of deterioration, loss, and outright destruction. Hence, there is an urgent need to preserve all knowledge and heritage in digital form.
So the idea was to store in digital form all the knowledge ever produced by the human race and making this content available free of charge to be browsed and searched by anyone, anywhere and at anytime. Read the full story of Prof. Raj Reddy's Vision of Digitization of all Human Knowledge - http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=113007072523
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