If we were to point to one of the most important human discoveries, it’d be tough not to pick DNA. And if we were to point to one of the most important human inventions, it’d be tough not to at least mention ‘the internet’.
Casually combine those two watersheds in history, and all of a sudden, the future starts to look different, and your imagination might just start to run wild.
Scientists have revealed that they have successfully stored an entire book in DNA. It points to the suggestion that DNA is the long term future of data storage. That’s because one gram of DNA can store 455bn Gigabytes of data. To put that in perspective, we could store the entire internet on a device the size of your thumb…
That DNA can exist in a viscous substance or be solid, is an intriguing thought in itself. Either way, such storage could ultimately be used in living cells. That’s mind-boggling. It’s very early days, but truly, it’s an astonishing development. [Read On].