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garym
2013-01-31, 05:34
So in the near future I can store a few billion lossless song files in some of my DNA. Tell Bruce Willis that it will soon be easier to pass his itunes purchases on to his children. ;-)

*and think of the audiophool possibilities. Music files stored in the DNA of one person sounds so much better because of the evolution of that person's ancestors relative to some other person.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/science/using-dna-to-store-digital-information.html?hpw&_r=0

"But the researchers said their new technique, which includes error-correction software, was a step toward a digital archival storage medium of immense scale. Their goal is a system that will safely store the equivalent of one million CDs in a gram of DNA for 10,000 years."

guidof
2013-02-01, 13:32
So in the near future I can store a few billion lossless song files in some of my DNA. Tell Bruce Willis that it will soon be easier to pass his itunes purchases on to his children. ;-)

*and think of the audiophool possibilities. Music files stored in the DNA of one person sounds so much better because of the evolution of that person's ancestors relative to some other person.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/science/using-dna-to-store-digital-information.html?hpw&_r=0

"But the researchers said their new technique, which includes error-correction software, was a step toward a digital archival storage medium of immense scale. Their goal is a system that will safely store the equivalent of one million CDs in a gram of DNA for 10,000 years."

Yeah, but I won't be able to listen to my music in year 10,001? Bummer.

Guido F.

dasmueller
2013-02-01, 13:41
My guess is we'll need some deep pockets for this. And at the end of the article they speak of compression/lossy storage. All that genius to produce a low bitrate Mp3.

Mnyb
2013-02-01, 13:51
I'm the only one getting the steam punk vibe here , be one with the music literally :) some gizmos and tubes counted to your spine like the pilot chair in alien/prometheus

garym
2013-02-01, 16:19
I'm the only one getting the steam punk vibe here , be one with the music literally :) some gizmos and tubes counted to your spine like the pilot chair in alien/prometheus

+1. ;-)

adamdea
2013-02-01, 16:40
I'm the only one getting the steam punk vibe here , be one with the music literally :) some gizmos and tubes counted to your spine like the pilot chair in alien/prometheus
Isn't that cyberpunk? Wouldn't steampunk be more like storing your mp3s on wax cylinders?

Mnyb
2013-02-01, 22:02
Isn't that cyberpunk? Wouldn't steampunk be more like storing your mp3s on wax cylinders?

+1 that would be something .

atrocity
2013-02-02, 16:57
Isn't that cyberpunk? Wouldn't steampunk be more like storing your mp3s on wax cylinders?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1216161

garym
2013-02-02, 17:00
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1216161

fantastic!

Mnyb
2013-02-03, 01:30
And shellac actualy comes from a bug :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac

I did not know that.

jmschnur
2013-02-03, 06:22
Input output will be slow in a DNA based server. Very slow.


J

garym
2013-02-03, 06:53
Input output will be slow in a DNA based server. Very slow.


J

Maybe we can forget about amps/speakers/cables and feed the output directly to our brain. ;-p

w3wilkes
2013-02-03, 23:15
Would that finally eliminate the jitter issue?

Mushroom_3
2013-02-06, 08:39
Would that finally eliminate the jitter issue?

Not in every case. A few names spring to mind..............

garym
2013-02-06, 08:42
Not in every case. A few names spring to mind..............

;-)