Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DNA as the future of digital preservation

I've heard about the possibility of storing data in DNA before, looks like progress is being made.

To Preserve Digital Data, DNA Will be The Save Button of the Future


photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/

"DNA can store over 300,000 terabytes, in only a fraction of an ounce of DNA."
of course it will be initially cost prohibitive, but most new technology remains out of reach of the average consumer initially. Eventually it may become a ubiquitous storage medium.

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