From Future Time Line: Japanese Scientists announce a breakthrough in data storage using Ultra-Pure Diamonds.
Engineers have developed a way to mass-produce diamond wafers that could store (25 Exabytes) the equivalent of a billion Blu-ray disks on a single device.
Diamond atomic structure. Credit: Cmglee, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
“The world’s hardest gemstone, diamond, has major potential as a storage medium. With extreme density and durability, excellent thermal conductivity and electrical resistance/conductivity, chemical stability, along with transmittance of a broad wavelength spectrum from ultraviolet to infrared, it offers some of the best physical properties of all known materials.
However, previous attempts to exploit these qualities for storage applications in the emerging field of quantum computing have been unsuccessful, due to a combination of impurities within the material and a lack of scalability.
Japanese researchers have now achieved a breakthrough. A team from Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co., collaborating with researchers at Saga University in Kyushu, Japan, just announced a new technique to produce diamond wafers at both a larger scale and with ultra-high purity.”
Bruce Duncan, Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation says: “This also means a Lifenaut User could create and store a lifetime of Mindfile information representing their essential mental characteristics, personality, values, beliefs, attitudes, behavior and mannerisms on a single wafer chip (read more about the Terasem Mind Uploading Experiment) Some futurists have estimated that when computers reach the speed of 48 Exa-flops processing speed and 48 Exa-bytes of data storage, that machine based intelligence will exceed the speed and memory capacity of the human brain. To learn more about the Lifenaut Project and to get started creating your Mindfile visit: Lifenaut.com