So what the tech giant Microsoft is trying to do,is it gonna succeed? or its gonna fail ?only time will tell. But let me tell you it will be the most epic thing going to happen to data storages in the 21st century. you can call it a revolution.
WHILE GOOGLE WANTS TO PUT OUR MEMORIES IN A DATABASE AND HUMAI WANTS TO BRING THE DEAD ONES BACK TO LIFE HERE’S MICROSOFT PLANNING TO USE OUR DNA FOR DIGITAL DATA STORAGE .
Technology has given us plenty of shockers but this can be easily termed as the ultimate shocker of all. You must have heard about various storage devices but have you ever even thought about using DNA molecules for storing data? Well,Microsoft has already begun to test the hypothesis.
“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.” ― Bill Gates
It is possible to transform the relationship between our past and future through technology, claims Microsoft. The tech giant has announced that through its newly rendered partnership with the firm Twist Bioscience, the firm can use DNA for long-term and secure data storage. In fact, Microsoft states that all of the currently available digital data can be stored in just 20grams of DNA.
Microsoft announced this week that twist bioscience has already given 10million long oligonucleotides of DNA molecules, which is massive. So, now Microsoft can begin to test the prehistoric information tech to store data for long.
The data storage density of DNA is enormously higher than conventional storage systems, as just 1 gram of DNA can store close to 1 Billion Terabytes of data.
Besides this, DNA is also remarkably robust, which means the data stored in DNA can stay intact and readable for as long as 1,000 to 10,000 years.
According to Twist, all of the digital data that exists today could be stored in less than 20 grams of DNA.
Though the technology is long away from ready for commercial products (so you will not see a DNA-powered smartphone anytime soon), the initial tests done by the company last fall demonstrated 100 percent of digital data encoded in DNA could be recovered, Microsoft Research’s Doug Carmean said in the press release.
Recently, the American Chemical Society said in a statement that storing data on DNA could last up to 2,000 years without deterioration.