I was just kidding about the "1000 years." I just want them around long enough until I reach old age and if I have kids, their old age, and if they have kids, their old age, and so on. Beyond my parents' black and white photos, I don't know what their daily lives were like before I was born since there are no videos of them. And I have no clue about what their parents looked like or what ancestors beyond that looked like or what their life stories were about. It's kind of funny, but this process has made me think & take a deeper look at life, why I'm doing things and ultimately who I'm doing it for, how long do I think I'm going to live, if I'm going to have kids, etc. LOL. Your comment about the Godzilla movie reminded me of the Star Trek captain from the Next Generation (actor Patrick Stewart). That series was supposedly set hundreds of years in the future. I would have thought hundreds of years in the future there'd be a cure for baldness but apparently there wasn't in that series.
Anyway, I should note that it only seems to be the enclosure that was designed to be vertical and the companies who design enclosures probably realize their customers are concerned about space. But the Pioneer 2209 drive itself was meant to go inside a computer and all the computers I've owned have had the DVD/Blu-ray drives mounted horizontally. So this is debateable. I really only became interested when I saw that my last successful burn happened when it was vertical.