Posted by: Dr Churchill | February 27, 2015

The Singularity is near

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology were able to demonstrate that it is possible to store up to 455 exabytes (EB) of data in a strand of DNA.

This means that all of the world’s data could be stored in something that’s the size of a tiny spice size silver teaspoon.




Also worth noting is that when stored at subzero temperatures, this DNA data strand, can can have a shelf life of around a million years.

To put that in perspective think of the Earth before any inkling of what humans, hairy or not, could ever appear on the face of it…

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