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Saturday, November 12, 2022

How to Store Data for 1,000 Years

A remarkable thought. 

How to Store Data for 1,000 Years

BBC News

Jocelyn Timperley, October 9, 2022

Scientists are exploring DNA as a storage medium for preserving digital data far beyond the longevity of current hardware. According to researchers, DNA has superior efficiency and durability, and keeping it cold and dry maintains its viability for centuries. The molecule's ultra-dense storage capacity means all human-made data produced by 2025 could be contained in a ping pong ball-sized DNA library. Enveloping DNA in materials like glass beads also can boost protection, and researchers suggest storing encapsulated DNA in ice vaults could make it virtually immortal.  ... ' 

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