We want a brand new long-term info storage technique, and if we don’t discover one we will be unable to benefit from the future guarantees earlier than us. If we’re to retailer everybody’s DNA, each world transaction, and all the information from all of the objects linked to the Web of issues, and all of the NASA information, particle physics experiments, and all the knowledge that is created by 7 billion plus individuals on the planet each day we’re going to want a greater manner. Okay so, let’s discuss we could?
What if we may retailer information utilizing a quantum physics technique, encoding magnetic tape, however tape in contrast to the outdated mainframe IBM tape, a brand new kind of practically invincible tape that would final a 1,000 years at room temperature? Sure, I’m severe.
What if we borrowed an concept by that Russian Scientist utilizing tape to seize carbon atoms one-atom thick to get graphene? Then encode the grapheme and retailer it in your tape, or one thing like this. If we coated it with sulfur atoms on the opposite facet of a really skinny porous faucet, we would retailer the information even when the tape dissolved sooner or later, as a result of it may maintain the imperfections of the graphene, or inadvertent folds of the grapheme in place.
What about if we may retailer info in DNA strands?
DNA could be a greater choice nonetheless, as we will work with 4 parts, Letters. How about small slivers of DNA encoded after which encapsulated in carbon nanotubes. You’ll be able to retailer a ship load of knowledge in DNA, even twin codes on the identical, as biotech scientists have just lately found, codes inside codes.
How about including dimensions?
How about storing and computing with info via time? How about taking a Rydberg Atom and taking part in with the spins of electrons and chase info via the vortex of the spin. Studying via time, on one other trajectory on the partitions of the vortex or contained in the partitions for multidimensional computing? All it’s a must to do is have the ability to manipulate it exactly, and browse it, as you go.
Again to the DNA idea, think about this:
You could possibly take the DNA from a Dinosaur egg which grows 50-times sooner than a rooster egg, and use a benign virus which might replicate extremely quick and calculate on its RNA, as soon as the calculations are full freeze it. We are able to learn the DNA from Dinosaur eggs now, what 450 million years of storage? See that time. I simply suppose we have to suppose outdoors the field.
It’s not that I’m not towards IBM tape storage – many company have information on tape sitting in Salt Mines, Iron Mountain services. However we will retailer higher now, and as soon as in a salt mine, you do not have to fret about EMP as an illustration. Dig down, bury it, then it’s only a matter of how a lot information you possibly can retailer on the smallest identified machine.
If we wished to retailer all the information of life on Earth, we may even ship that information on mild waves and sometime duplicate life on Earth by sending the directions elsewhere – like a seed, zip-file, or program (algorithmic type). Discover a host planet with the correct wants for all times, ship the plan, somewhat at a time because it evolves. Terraforming + life + species degree DNA + details about every part. A slower course of than Star Trek transporter however inside our present know-how plus or minus 10-15 years of analysis from proper now immediately? Give it some thought.