I guess I just can't get out of the habit. I usually carry my camera everywhere. A older gentlemen asked me the other day why I had my camera all the time. I told him it won't let me out of the house unless I take it. He looked at me like a calf looking at a new gate.
I shot photograps for 40 years as a living and just can't seem to break the cycle. I've owned just about every kind and make of cameras over my 40 years...Nikons, Canons, Leicas, Hasselblads, Sinars, Bronicas, most of which I have sold or traded. That I regret.
I remember purchasing my first Hasselblad 500C in 1970 for $500. That included the body, 80mm Planar and A12 back. Today that same 500C goes for over $1500 in good shape. I don't think I'll ever own a Haselblad H3DII-50...50MP at $30,000.00.
My, how things have changed.
I shoot because I really enjoy it. Now, I can photograph what I want, not what people pay me to shoot. My wife has never really wanted to shoot, until the advent of digital. Now she enjoys shooting with her D40, it's something we both can enjoy together.
Do I go back and look at my pictures? ...ya betcha! I have two, 1TB external drives that I have as a redundant backup for all images. I use ACDSee Pro as the managing software.
Do I expect your future generations to sit down and look through your images? I could care less. They are there for those who care to. I shoot for me.
I imagine that image storage on HD's will become a thing of the past soon. Most everything is going to chips. It won't be long before 1TB chips will be within reach. I remember when the first 1GB HD came out...$1,000 is what it cost.
I've seen many changes in the art during my 70 years, when I saw my first Kodak box camera at the age of nine. When I realized that a piece or moment of time, could be frozen and kept, I was hooked. It's been a magnificent journey. I wish as much pleasure to everyone who picks up a camera.