Blu-Ray? pfft how about DNA storage

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image So you think Blu-Ray has won the war or that HVD is the next big thing?

Well some student from the university of Riverside have an entirely new idea.

Basically as they put it

The human genome consists of the equivalent of approximately 750 megabytes of data

Which isn’t much compared to Blu-Ray or HVD, however that 750 is only taking up 3% of the space available to store data in our humane genomes…

So in essence we could walk into our local Incredible Connection, stick our finger in a machine and have a game written into our body. We then get home and plug ourselves into the console to download the game.

Trading may be a problem however 🙂

UCR: UCR’s Researchers Discover New Way to Store Information Via DNA

Last Updated: February 23, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • scotty777

    but utilising this new found tech will be hard. and i don’t think that people will want to be the flash disks themselves. Funny thing is that our ultimate tech will be involving ourselves and nature.

  • Fox1

    lol… I hope they don’t see it as an advertising opportunity.

  • doobiwan

    Data transfer by bodily fluid exchange, hmmmmm . . . . .

  • scotty777

    lol… doobi just think what you could transfer with the misses

  • doobiwan

    Yeah, although there’s enough bytes and nibbles being exchange already :p

  • This gives “Viral marketing” a whole new meaning. Imagine how popular it would be in our STD-infested sub-saharan countries…

  • Thomeval

    Lol… This would make piracy an interesting affair.

  • Milesh Bhana ZA

    “Which isn’t much compared to Blu-Ray or HVD, however that 750 is only taking up 3% of the space available to store data in our humane genomes…”

    But but… using that free space will overwrite all the genetic memories stored there. Haven’t you people played Assasin’s Creed?

    No animus for you!

  • abe

    Im also going to eat all my food in pill form 😉

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