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5D, Holograms, & DNA: Amazing Hard Drives of the Future

May 25, 2017 Jon 12 Comments

Today’s data storage solutions have an expiration date. What’s on the horizon to replace them?

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  1. The Major
    May 25, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    Hmm storing information in a Phospor and sugar sh**l with nucleic acids inside it.. Sounds decent.
    Now if we just had a complete knowledge on Genomes and Genetic Markers, then we could probably store a lot of information in a living mainframe. Sounds decent, We'll create the first informational superbeings, muahahahaha.
    I'm taking this too far aren't I…

  2. Adirtybirdy
    May 25, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    I had a thought while watching this video. So, computers read the 1's and 0's for data, I get that, but I was wondering, is it possible for us to add more numbers to the sequences? If not, why? If so, what would doing something like that do? Benefit or pointless? 😀

  3. Jordan Holleman
    May 25, 2017 - 4:50 pm

    5:36 Computers (processors anyway) do read more than 1 bit at a time. A set of 32 bits is "read" by a 32 bit processor at once. The first 6 bits represent an operation (like adding 2 numbers), then there are the two numbers you want to add (each 5 bits), and where to put your answer(also 5 bits). The rest of the bits are used, but that gets really technical. (NOTE: This info is based on a 32bit MIPS processor and is VERY generalized. Also, this information will change based on the processor, how many bits it handles at once, and how it uses each of those bits/wires)

  4. Joel Dowdell
    May 25, 2017 - 5:03 pm

    The researchers made 3d glass data disk and called it 5d. Can you ever escape clickbait?

  5. LogicOwl
    May 25, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    "Writing that fanfiction about Sherlock and Watson…" Is there something you would like to tell us, Michael?

  6. lenon1980
    May 25, 2017 - 6:31 pm

    3:35 could it be S outh H ampton I nstitute of T echnology by any chance ?

  7. shieldmember googol
    May 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    can u please explain as u r explaining it to the general public and not as u r explaining it to science student

  8. Victoria
    May 25, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    The way he ends his sentences. I can learn and fall asleep to this. <3 so nice

  9. Victoria
    May 25, 2017 - 8:16 pm

    is it bad that I watch this and the today I found out YouTube show until I fall asleep so often that now I've started to use them to get to sleep. Especially when it's this guy doing the talking. He has such a calming voice….

  10. nadrojiskool
    May 25, 2017 - 9:09 pm

    DNA bit(s) is terrifying. #Singularity

  11. maor aroubas
    May 25, 2017 - 9:14 pm

    I got I got I got I got loyalty got royalty

  12. John Smith
    May 25, 2017 - 9:55 pm

    1:32 "Hundredths of a millionth of a square meter?" You're really laying math on me here. A square meter is huge. Start with something far smaller so that this can make some sense. You might as well have used a square kilometer. Start with a square millimeter.

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