Is it possible to predict the cost of longterm digital preservation?

Is it possible to predict the cost of longterm digital preservation? 

There is little doubt, that a predictive costing tool would be usefull to plan and manage the preservation of digital content, in fact it should be indisspensible to most archives, one should be inclined to think.Predicting future costs is allways difficult, every prediction can only be accurate to a certain point, as we cannot fortell the future. There are many parameters to be taken in account, and technological progress seems difficult to plan.

Source: Open Planets Federation

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