The future of storage is unknown. Over many years, these physical media made by hand have enabled humankind to build magnetic tapes and hard disks. However, they may exhibit a one hundred per cent failure rate. Thus, scientists are looking for alternative resources, mainly from nature, to power up and stimulate new and improved storage.
Hard Disk Drives
On a long enough timeline, hard disk drives have been roaming the Earth for many years. However, it has been estimated by the CFO of Seagate that these drives will no longer exist in 15-20 years’ time. Scientists have found an alternative source to fill the hard drive – helium! Helium is less dense than air; this enables the hard drive to rotate faster because it has less resistance. In addition, helium is more compact than air. Even though helium is not as pocket-friendly as air, it still is a much more environmentally friendly resource when it comes to technology. Check this video to learn more in-depth about this storage type.
A recent invention arose similar to hard disk drives. It is a drive that only relies on the cast being filled with helium. Helium is less dense than air; this enables the hard drive to rotate faster because it has less resistance. In addition, helium is more compact than air. Even though helium is not as pocket-friendly as air, it still is a much more environmentally friendly resource when it comes to technology. It is new, it is improved, it is the future! This video contains impressive information worth watching!
Recently, scientists have found a way to chemically engineer a sequence of nucleotides that represent data by transforming them from binary information into DNA databases. DNA bases are a newly brought-up form of storage that is more effective than binary code because it is faster. If kept in the right conditions, this method keeps information extra safe and error-free for more than 1 million years. One limitation is that the stored DNA is not as pocket-friendly costing up to $2000. Nevertheless, it is being utilized for industrial and scientific development. Are you still interested in this storage type? Click here to find out more!
Light comes in handy regarding storage. For example, depending on what angles the light is pointing from and store information at multiple levels. This is when holographic storage comes into place: photosensitive optical material to store more in one place. This is both fast and forward! Using this method, data is written in 3-D, such as DVDs. One limitation is that it is quite slow; however, it works more efficiently than other sources. Check out this clip to impress your friends with what you know!
In ten years’ time, there is no doubt that new inventions will arise and technology will become a need! The world is continually evolving and we, as citizens of the world, must learn to access it appropriately using the storage available and ways to promote eco-friendly products.
Reporter Youth.md: Gesica Sirbu