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Diamond Quantum Storage

17 Apr

Diamond Quantum Storage
by SimplyKyle 4/17/11

Scientists have said they are going to develop a way to store information in crystals. Didn’t here well check out this article….and this one.
That’s right. Essentially they hope to use crystals just like flash drives. Only they’ll be used to store massive amounts of information. Now one of the first things I thought of when I read this was every Superman medium. For that one guy who doesn’t know what I am talking about, Kryptonians used crystals to store information and as far as I’ve been informed they are supposed to be way more advanced than us. Smallville is notorious for over-using the fact that everything Superman needs to know has been already stored by Jor-El in crystals.

smallville_01(Oh and that anyone can figure out how to use the crystals.)

It seems they can store anything in this form, as the current research suggests we will be able to store unbelievable amount in this Diamond Quantum memory storage technique by utilizing photons of light. (Yes that is as complicated as it sounds).

It’s somewhat unsurprising though. They once said we would never need a Terabyte of storage space, then we got them. The response was; “oh we’ll only need one and never fill it up.” Now we have multiple terabyte drives and thanks to the internet we easily are filling those. The Quantum crystal storage will enable us to store immense amounts of information including historical information for far future generations as they will most likely last far longer than any form of data storage we currently use. Most likely though the majority of people will use it to store excessive amounts of illegally downloaded music and movies, oh and tons of pornography.

(because the year 3250 needs access to classic films)

And if comic books have taught me anything, which they have, Sentient voice recordings and holograms will be no problem as well as the blueprints to develop an entire fortress for solitary use of course. Since we’ll be able to see what humanity will need 1,000 years from now. (perhaps we should store some oil and an ozone layer in one of the crystals)
It’ll be quite the feat to develop not only the ability to store info in the crystals but to create a device that will read and write the information…as if external hard drives were disposable now. If we go the route of Superman we’ll just need crystals to read the crystals. Still not sure how that works, unless of course they’re “magic crystals”, but that’s DC for you, just say it’s alien and doesn’t have to follow our normal laws of everything.
Now I’m sure they will be developed to be more practical and appealing than the comic version which always seems to be a hunk of rock or awkward chuck of crystal and impossibly indistinguishable from every other friggin uncut crystal.

(shit, where does this one go?)

Even though Diamond Quantum Memory Storage sounds like some mumbo-jumbo made up for a sci-fi book, I for one think it will be a fantastic breakthrough and lead to incredible things. It just baffles me to think what would be next after that. And if they finally perfect it maybe they’ll be able to use the technology to pull information from the ancient crystal skulls and clear up all that mysterious nonsense.

(Tell us your secrets oh neatly carved shiny rocks)

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