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Data That Lives Forever is Possible: Japan’s Hitachi

Posted By Adan On September 28, 2012 @ 12:50 pm In Old Infowars Posts Style,Science & Technology,Tile | Comments Disabled

Phys.org
September 28, 2012

As Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones prove, good music lasts a long time; now Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi says it can last even longer—a few hundred million years at least.

The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions without degrading, almost forever.

And for anyone who updated their LP collection onto CD, only to find they then needed to get it all on MP3, a technology that never needs to change might sound appealing.

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