Glass Disks Could be the Future of Data Storage

January 29, 2018 / GuidesFor Team

The far future that movies had us believe may not be as far fetched as we thought it would be. In the website of the University of Southampton, they have stated that scientists at their university found a way to store data that might get lost in billions of years. Physical items that record data degrades and rots at some point. Things that are made of paper like books are susceptible to damage from their environment. Even those data storage systems that are electronically and mechanically engineered are bound to stop working someday—but through glass disks, disks that could withstand even temperatures of 190°C, we could write and record the entirety of human history. These records may still be alive even long after mankind has walked the earth for the next civilization—and like any annals of history, would be a wonder to discover. – Robert Cabigao

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