Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Data Saving Tuesday...!

Just how long can your data be saved with your present set-up?

This new invention might have some long lasting changes in the world of computers...and I do mean long lasting!

Data That Lasts Forever

In the 2002 movie The Time Machine, Alexander Hartdegen (played by Guy Pierce) creates a time machine and accidentally propels himself to the year 802,701 AD. While there (then?), he discovers the ruins of a building that contain a hologram from 800,000 years ago, and thousands of moviegoers collectively rolled their eyes at the idea that any type of data storage could last that long. 

Or can it? The Japanese company Hitachi has recently developed a data storage medium that can hold onto data – wait for it – forever. The square quartz glass sliver is a mere .08 inches thick and just .8 inches to a side. The chip stores binary data – up to 40Mb worth – in the form of tiny dots that can be read by a device as simple as a microscope – or any machine that understands binary, which is every machine. 

Furthermore, quartz glass is waterproof, chemical and radio wave resistant, and is able to last for two hours at 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words, it’s like the Terminator of data storage compared to hard drives, compact disks, books – literally every other storage device we currently have. It’s extremely close to indestructible, meaning that it can withstand even the disasters that will eventually destroy the building it was made in.

Ya know, this might be a real handy thing to have available...for someone! Don't think I'll be around long enough to make use of it!

Coffee in the kitchen this morning. How about some fried country ham and homemade bread?


Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

Just think, Mr. Hermit - your great blog could live forever!!!
Country ham & homemade bread? I'll bring the fresh eggs and we'll all have a feast! Heat wave here - it's 41.

chinasyndrome said...

wow,we need that to chronicle the last years of civilization. Maybe next time they will no what not to do! Nah history seems to always repeat its self.


Momlady said...

Soooo, what happens when all the machines go down?

linda m said...

There are days when I could use something that would last forever. Especially when it is a kitchen appliance. That does amaze me that there is an object like that out there. Country ham and homemade bread sound really good.

JO said...

Impresive stuff these folks can come up with.
Breakfast sounds wonderful and will bring the fresh ground coffee.
It's pretty cold here this morning at 28 degrees.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Adding fresh eggs would sure make it a feast, without a doubt!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey China...
I'm thinking the future generations would still make the same mistakes, unless they are a lot smarter than now!

Thanks, buddy, for coming over today!

Hey Momlady...
Now that's a very good question! The answer is...who knows?

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Linda...
I do know what you mean! Seems like they always go out right after the warranty!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Jo...
Indeed there are some smart folks out there!

Wonder why, with all their smarts, no one has found the cure to the common cold?

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over this morning!

tffnguy said...

Just think of all the data you'd loose if you lost it though. Better have a few backups!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Sure does sound like science fiction. Like they say, yesterday's science fiction is today's reality.

HermitJim said...

Hey Tffnguy...
At least the back ups wouldn't take up much room!

Thanks for coming over, my friend!

Hey Dizzy...
Never know what tomorrow will bring!

Now if we can hang around long enough to see the changes!

Thanks, buddy, for coming over today!