Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
This is awesome. I wonder when the quarts hard drives will be available.
Well the question with these quartz drives is whether or not they'll be practical for day-to-day average PC use. I don't think we know what the
read/write speeds are, i.e the efficiency by which the data can be accessed/replicated. I'm sure this will be worked out, as technology & research is
ramping up consistently. I believe these drives will be especially useful for safely retaining data for long periods of time, compiling an
"eternal" library of our entire history, past and future.
However I know there are many different emerging HDD types that could make their way into the market as well; for example IBM's recent publication on
atomic-scale magnetic memory
, which is
potentially 100x denser than current hard-disk, 160x denser than NAND Flash, and over 400x denser than DRAM. There are other potential drives being
created/researched that use DNA, bacteria, other crystals; single atom quantum memory, etc. What the future holds we can only imagine, and brace
It has often been said the the best science fiction is rooted in science fact. Now we have science fiction becoming science fact. Could there be a
collective consciousness cause and effect happening here that is actually changing our reality , creating new reality out of our fantasies? I believe
this can be a sound theory in the quantum world and has been shown to be valid at least at the quantum level.
Who says Dreams can't come true? Apparently, not Science. Kinda makes you want to re-think everything we know about science - and we should.
I know exactly what you mean. It does feel like a lot of the discoveries & technological leaps these days point towards a future that even goes beyond
the vision of some science-fiction. Intriguing times. That said, I would like to believe humans could all just come together in peace to move forward
into a new age like nothing we've seen; but I'm afraid it's not so simple. There is still much division, bigotry, ignorance, intolerance, greed,
hate, & violence being perpetuated throughout the globe. Let's spread the word and help people wake up, imo. =}