May 20, 2020 from Johanna Zinn

When the car was invented, the term "automobile" with the Greek autòs ("self, personal, own") and the Latin mobilis ("movable") emphasized the "self-movable". Paradoxically, however, the automobile was far from being self-moving. In the case of a normal car, there is still an absolute dependence on human guidance. With the next stage of evolution, however - autonomous driving - reliable self-motion without intervention by a living being is possible for the first time.

For the topic of archiving, the evolutionary stages can be drawn analogously as follows: absolute dependence on humans (organization of paper folders), multiple dependence on humans (organization of digitized filing systems) and now humans are also on the way to true self-archiving here - i.e. the intelligent archiving of documents independent of humans. More information on autonomous archiving