Thanks to Will for passing this along.
(CNN) -- How much do you know about your great-grandparents? In most cases, the answer to that question is "Not much." But that's something that will be forever changed as a result of the hundreds of thousands of pieces of digital content the average person will produce in his or her lifetime.
Think about it -- while at best you might have a few photos, newspaper clippings or secondhand accounts of your ancestors, our descendants and all those to follow will have at their fingertips a deep digital archive of information that we created ourselves.
But my belief isn't just that the content we're creating is going to leave behind an interesting first-person account of each of us that will create a new dynamic of understanding our past for future generations. Ultimately, I think we're heading toward something far more intriguing, prominent and potentially dangerous.
That's because I think as the quantity of content we're producing and technology's ability to make sense of it continue to expand exponentially, it will inevitably become possible to not only define our own legacies, but to recreate very lifelike representations of ourselves.