DailyDirt: The Future Of Storage

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Storing digital data can be unreliable if you want it to last a really long time. But there are many ways to store vast amounts of data, and if you’re not in a hurry to retrieve the data, it can be somewhat cheap to maintain an enormous amount of information nowadays. Here are just a few examples of storing LOTS of data in somewhat unconventional ways.

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DogBreath says:

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At least with two balls you can set the data storage as a Mirrored (RAID 1) array. That way if one ball fails, you still have a complete backup.

There is still the problem of overcoming the off-site storage solution, because you are keeping all your eggs in one basket, so to speak. Just don’t get kicked in the organic hard drive(s), and you (and your data) should be okay.

DogBreath says:

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3. Natural biological DNA replication in living beings/ non-sentient living bio-drives to start being metered and taxed by Government and the DNAAA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid Association of America.)

Think of it as a “media tax” because you “might” use DNA to pirate copyrighted material.

Also, If your DNA over replicates during the month (i.e. get pregnant or get cancer), you will be charged an extra fee for that process, and/or up to “termination” of you and your account (i.e. put to death by the state).

Rekrul says:

Printing at about 100,000 dots per inch in full color

How long until governments start demanding that any printer capable of such high-density printing put a microscopic watermark on every printout so that they can be tracked?

Or until the copyright industry starts demanding that they build in some kind of mechanism that magically detects copyrighted images and refuses to print them?

Or until they inevitably get sued for patent infringement by a company that has never actually created anything, but which holds the patent on some trivially simple process that their printing method uses?

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