DNA Hard Drives

  • 18 August 2012
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A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.

I wonder how much longer it will be until we have DNA hard drives or we all become walking datacenters.  Absolutely fascinating!

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Reminds me a bit of Johnny Mnemonic film! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Mnemonic_%28film%29
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That's one of my favorite movies from the 90's!
The DNA storage may be a ways off, but cybernetic implants are just around the corner.  You know about Steve Mann and his Eyetap right?