Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Data Dump - DNA Style :)



The revolution in data storage is nigh. DNA as an eminently stable and efficient way to store information is coming and when it does, the implications are truly staggering.

Using an algorithm called DNA Fountain, the researchers squeezed six files into a single speck of DNA – including a short film, an entire computer OS, and an Amazon gift card – but that's just for starters. The team says the same technique could effectively compress all the world's data into a single room.

It's a way off but like money, tech never sleeps. :)

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