The Doomsday seed bank

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6335899.stm
Norway’s planned "Doomsday" seed bank in the Svalbard Islands. The problem with a truly catastrophic event is that some of the seeds will last no more than a decade.  By the time it was rediscovered, many of the vault’s contents could be long decayed.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6343189.stm
There are plans to create a training scheme for "digital plumbers" so technicians will have the skills to handle home entertainment and automation systems.


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