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rydra_wong ([personal profile] rydra_wong) wrote in [personal profile] sovay 2017-08-02 11:11 am (UTC)

Does anyone know how far back the idea of ghosts as recordings on time actually goes?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Tape - first official articulation of the "stone tape" theory in 1961, though a similar idea ("place memories") was apparently proposed in 1940

I wonder to what degree the emergence of the idea can be connected to the spread (and increased ease) of audio recording technology?

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