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The guys from the show Ancient Aliens on the history channel think that aliens stored all kinds of information on our DNA when they genetically modified us for us to find later... Info about our history, new technology, star maps, secrets to time travel etc! Its only a mater of time before we unlock said information!!!!
oh lordy.. that is an interesting theory...
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700TB in a gram? how much does a SSD weigh again?

How much bandwidth do you think DNA has dude? No one has made DNA storage for the public yet because you don't SATA III DNA or something. It probably has like 10kB/s bandwidth.
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700TB in a gram? how much does a SSD weigh again?

How much bandwidth do you think DNA has dude? No one has made DNA storage for the public yet because you don't SATA III DNA or something. It probably has like 10kB/s bandwidth.
It's 1.25B/h.
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Unnecessary. You wouldn't need 2 strands to assign 2 digits, because base pairs are complementary. We automatically know what the second strand is based on the first.

No, it's not the same thing..... by doing this, you double the data density. If they are able to look at just isolate just one of the strands....

Instead of G-C = 1 and A-T = 0, you can have G = 00, C = 01, A = 10, and T = 11.
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It's 1.25B/h.
1.25 bytes an hour?
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Yes.
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Yes.

Yup, well there's my point.
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a Possible Solution for realistic Long Term Data Storage / archiving?

The only thing Cooler than dicoveries such as this is guessing what real application it can serve, and what can be dont with some further testing and investigation.

20 Years from Now, What will this discovery do for you?


I think it is very interesting personally, They say even Crystals could store Huge amounts of Data, but how?

WIll Computers one day become Bio/organic Machines utilizing DNA Codes and Crystaline structures?

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Unnecessary. You wouldn't need 2 strands to assign 2 digits, because base pairs are complementary. We automatically know what the second strand is based on the first.

No, it's not the same thing..... by doing this, you double the data density. If they are able to look at just isolate just one of the strands....

Instead of G-C = 1 and A-T = 0, you can have G = 00, C = 01, A = 10, and T = 11.

I'm guessing they have no way to determine the ordering of a pair, such as C-G instead of G-C. So if each base were given a binary value, like you mentioned above, they wouldn't know if a G-C pair were 0001 or 0100.
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This could give a whole new meaning to the term "computer virus".
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