The Superman Crystal
Hey, whatcha doin? Just backing up my data to a...
Hey, whatcha doin?
Just backing up my data to a 3 dimensional crystal.
Coined as the ‘Superman’ memory crystal’, as the glass memory has been compared to the “memory crystals” used in the Superman films, the data is recorded via self-assembled nanostructures created in fused quartz, which is able to store vast quantities of data for over a million years. The information encoding is realised in five dimensions: the size and orientation in addition to the three dimensional position of these nanostructures.