Unless you are very methodical and precise in your storage of back-up discs and hard drives, the chance of losing all your images is higher now than ever. Yes, you can store them in the internet Cloud or multiple discs and drives but even then, though they will probably remain and exist, who will ever discover them in the future? The humble shoe box full of family snaps waiting to be discovered is no more. The shoe box doesn't need a password to be opened and it doesn't need a computer in order to access the images.
My brother came visiting on Sunday and gleefully waved an old print at me that was over fifty years old. Will our children have the same experience of discovery of 'lost' photographs? The print is cracked and creased and has the patina of age stamped upon it. That decrepitude is all a valuable part of the experience and can only be known through the physicality of a print. The picture itself is valueless (apart from the opportunity provided to my brother to enjoy some gentle teasing at my expense) but at the same time invaluable. I'm frankly amazed at the quality of the print after all these years. No fading or chemical deterioration and the quality is excellent. And what's more, you'd need a very good modern digital camera indeed to match the resolution and clarity displayed. Progress, eh?
Oh, and I'm the little chap in the centre giving a good impression of a rabbit caught in a car's headlights.