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Remember the memory crystals in the "Superman" movies? Well, something similar is already a reality here on Earth. Researchers in the U.K. have developed a way of storing digital data inside tiny structures contained in glass. The storage technology is so stable and safe that it can survive for billions of years, scientists at the University of Southampton said this week.
Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: machineintelligence
Quick, everyone dig into your crystal collections. The secret to life, the universe, and everything has to be stored on one of them! Teleportation, immortality, make Gold from lead, the true story of Jesus, how the planet was seeded by aliens, its on one of these dammit!!!!
originally posted by: Kandinsky
It made me wonder how we could send stuff into space and make it recognizable as a data archive? The same for prospective ET civs huh? They could send out lots of archives/teachers/data encyclopedias and have them all fall at the feet of intelligences that don't recognize what they are. The Black Stone of Medina lol.