Kind of makes you think. DNA is a liquid and it stores an unfathomable amount of data about our genetic makeup. Could we be the computer and the DNA is the data?
DNA is binary data.
G-C = 1
A-T = 0
Originally Posted by Snowmen
If the particles are suspended in a liquid, how do you keep the data organized since liquids are by definition disorganized? Before someone mentions that the data is stored in particles and not the liquid itself, the solute is still free to move. Therefore, it would be next to impossible to read the data in the correct order and only once (you could probably read the same particle multiple times).
I fail to see how this could work outside of "We have a lots of bits. We don't know what they mean, but there are a lot."
Yup.... maybe place a header on a cluster of them but traversing to find the packet in a liquid will be hard.
Originally Posted by Mygaffer
Nothing cool has come to market in storage except for NAND in the last thirty years. I think we will see new storage mediums in the future, until we get a non-volatile storage medium that can act as unified memory there will be room for improvement.
ReRAM, Memristor, PRAM, racetrack, etc... some of these technologies ARE available already.
The issue is the mass production and adoption take time. This is really really really complex stuff.
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