June 13, 2018
DNA storage has the potential to hold ‘limitless’ amounts of data for millions of years.
Now, the Pentagon says it wants to use the technology to safeguard the vast quantities of sensitive information it holds on citizens.
Intelligence officials have announced they are looking for a research team to help them develop a new storage system based around the structure of our genes.
The group would have to develop an archive capable of processing information ‘at the exabyte scale’ within 10 years, according to the announcement.
One exabyte of data is around four million times larger than the memory capacity of the top iPhone X model.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 5:57 am