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Information density

Jonathan Spanier, a team member from Drexel University, estimates that the nanowires could theoretically be used to make computer memory drives with a density of 10,000 terabits (1016 bits) of data per cubic centimetre. By contrast, current flash memory drives store about five gigabits (5 x 109) of data per cubic centimetre. But before such memory can be constructed, Spanier says they must figure out how to pack the wires densely together and how to efficiently control their polarisation, or “read” and “write” information to them.

Journal reference: Nano Letters (vol6 p735) – New Scientist Tech

That comes down to storing 10 million times more information in the same physical space as we do today.

I’m baffled, not by the idea that my computer of the future will hold everything I desire, no. It’s the incomprehensible idea that we will be able to store information in such a tiny space. Making space truly relative.

Lets do this for time too!


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