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‘Superman’ crystal memory could outlast civilization

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    ‘Superman’ crystal memory could outlast civilization

    Using nanostructured glass, scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK have, for the first time, experimentally demonstrated the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional digital data by femtosecond laser writing.

    The storage allows unprecedented parameters including 360 TB/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1000°C and practically unlimited lifetime.

    The memory crystal is an incredibly advanced form of computer memory.

    It can store digital information across five dimensions: the three dimensions of space, and two extra dimensions (polarization and intensity) facilitated by crystal lattice.

    The statistics regarding the ‘5D memory solution’ are incredible
    Read more at: 'Superman'™ crystal memory could outlast civilization | ZDNet
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Jul 2013 at 14:09.

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    Wow. Shall we open a book on how long it is before we are using that stuff?

    Reminds me of

    The most important effect, in the eyes of the average individual, was that light took a long time to pass through a sheet of slow glass. A new piece was always jet black because nothing had yet come through, but one could stand the glass beside, say, a woodland lake until the scene emerged, perhaps a year later. If the glass was then removed and installed in a dismal city flat, the flat would—for that year—appear to overlook the woodland lake.
    Also useful for spying and other nefarious activities.

    - Chapter 17

    It might happen. Bose-Einstein condensates have optical densities so light passing through is very slow - 4 mph or so.
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    Whoa... impressive...
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Isolinear Optical Chips, here we come!
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    pfft!, my alien friends say that this is obsolete technology
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    So, what do we so, use those Brain-Gel packs from Voyager?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    So, what do we so, use those Brain-Gel packs from Voyager?
    I'm glad there's another trekkie here. STV predicted this back in the 90s.
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    The main computer memory and processor in "Zardoz" was crystal-based (possibly diamond).
    Zardoz (1974) - IMDb
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    So I guess the Eloi will have a teacher after all.?.
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