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[*] Post 364680 posted on 3-2-2009 at 23:21 Reply With Quote
Quantum holographic storage demonstrated to work



Article by Robin Harris here.

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http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=383&tag=nl.e589

35 bits of information were stored and retrieved from the quantum space around a single electronshocked_yellow

And two can be stacked in the same space as one.

This is truly amazing.drop_down

I would understand this to mean that a tremendous amount of information could be stored in a small space. But, the problem would be in first recording, then accessing the information. Speed and equipment expense become the limiting factors, rather than size.
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[*] Post 364689 posted on 4-2-2009 at 02:37 Reply With Quote


Lost me after the first sentence :bon)
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Lost me after the first sentence :bon)
Well, we read "closed quantum corrals - a common research tool" at one point, and "scanning tunneling microscope, a standard tool of atomic level research." Harris seems to think that if he refers to something as "common" or "standard," he doesn't have to describe or explain what he is talking about. :D:P:D:P

Practically speaking, I don't know if there is a need for encoding information so small on this planet. Thinking ahead (in the manner of hard science fiction writers), I could imagine encoding all the libraries of the world into something that could be put on a starship for a multi-generational voyage to a planet of another star. That is, if the storage is sufficiently long-lasting.
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