Is DNA the Future of Data Storage? November 7, 2019 Tags:Big Data, digital code, dna, dna code, evolution, future, futurism, fwthinking, humanity, science news, technology Related Posts Become a Better Genealogist by Reviewing What You Know Anunnaki Genealogy – The Babylonian Brotherhood !!! Subaru Increases Production with GE’s Automation Software About The Author John Henderson 100 Comments silver duck we can't reach that tech. April 28, 2016 Reply silver duck we can't reach that technolgy April 28, 2016 Reply Faraz Turk intelligent,powerful,strong, than a human April 28, 2016 Reply originalShorai An amorous self-replicating Murloc that shouts, "Believe it!" like a Dovahkin? April 28, 2016 Reply Johnny Giddings Capacity is great, but what would the read/write speeds be off this sugar cube? April 28, 2016 Reply Carlos Soriano That life form would look like us some scientists have already said that we have an extraterrestrial signature encoded in our DNA April 28, 2016 Reply THEunderscoreJOKE Hmm. Just because DNA is good at storing data doesn't mean it's better than other molecules. Especially in terms of the sequencing and reading speeds, I'm sure there are far better molecules to use for this job. April 28, 2016 Reply PewPewLazehs this just made me think of what it would be like to replace my HDD and SSD's with a small vial of ooze tmnt April 28, 2016 Reply DHPshow Like some sort of blob that has like a shit load of colors and makes a lot of noise. April 28, 2016 Reply Pyra Firestone mine would turn into a star ship flying, crafting mining, robot building, one shot killing , op boss of pure skill, with all phasers set to kill. April 28, 2016 Reply Waleed Zubair it will be a circle April 28, 2016 Reply Just Chill. Mine would probably look like an abomination, because of my confound love for seals, and gun games April 28, 2016 Reply BWOC I feel like I'm going to regret this severely but it would look like a bulbous mass of hentai… lots of hentai… and maybe Street Fighter… possibly Street Fighter hentai – Jesus, what do you want from me? April 28, 2016 Reply nosirrbro My hard drive would come alive and suddenly build a rocket that tries to go to minmus, then gets confused when it isn't there. April 28, 2016 Reply Jewish Music Toronto I was just listening to CBC's Spark about this yesterday! It's interesting stuff, and I was surprised by the suggestion that this form of storage would be more durable rather than the opposite being true. April 28, 2016 Reply pilgrum90 Nothing viable. It would be just as useless as the amino acids I keep in my closet waiting for life to spontaneously start forming rna and Dna strands April 28, 2016 Reply Chance Time Enjoyed(read agreed with) your(J.S.) personal comments about 2 minutes in on the podcast Nintendo Part 3. April 28, 2016 Reply Curlkick Welben interestinig April 28, 2016 Reply Ethan McDonald Probably a giant arachnid that uses it's forearms as hands and has a human face. Honestly, using this device is like a horror movie. April 28, 2016 Reply Jules Gouton lol, i DNA turned to a life form it would clearly look like a computer April 28, 2016 Reply Science and Truth 2 Rock It would most definitely look like me. April 29, 2016 Reply David Heller Then humans are out done by super humans sorry god lol April 29, 2016 Reply justin van vliet Satan April 29, 2016 Reply Ullrich Fischer It would look like me. If the technology were available, I would insert the contents of all the information storage devices and web pages I could get access to into non-coding stretches of my own DNA, carefully bracketed by "Do not read" flags for my cells' DNA reading mechanisms, and whenever I wanted to access it, I would use my handy dandy tricorder to do a full DNA readout of one of my cells and transfer the parts I'm interested in to a more traditional form of memory in my smartphone. 🙂 Has anyone done cryptography analysis of full human or cat genome sequences to see if the aliens that helped build the pyramids haven't left some deep philosophical treatises and maybe the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything encoded in DNA already? 🙂 April 29, 2016 Reply Hoodoon It would look like Steve April 29, 2016 Reply DJdeaddude A 3 inch person with a USB shaped head. It could store a practically infinite amount of data, but it screams every time you try to read/write data. I have a weird imagination… April 29, 2016 Reply Damien Green My files would teach new reproduction techniques to cells. April 29, 2016 Reply Lloyd Vancil A strange red glow oozed out of the back of the DNA-Stor 9000. It lay there on the desk pulsing, absorbing the heat of the cpu above it and basking in the flickering glow of the monitor. After a few minutes, it slid silently off the back of the desk and drizzled itself across Albert's feet. He screamed as the red blob began to digest his cells for the information stored in them. April 29, 2016 Reply abe presume Did you mean back in April 2015?? April 29, 2016 Reply Lou Zerpa God is no doubt infinitely intelligent. To create all the matter in the Universe and to also encode all the information to create all the different forms of life there are in the different DNAs is just mind boggling. Praise the Lord! DNA may well be the proof of God! April 29, 2016 Reply Para Dise me April 30, 2016 Reply Jigbashmop Can you put links in the description for mobile users? April 30, 2016 Reply Boulderfrog E A pile of dead bodies morphed together into a massive blob in the incinerator April 30, 2016 Reply mmxgn I propose for the new lifeform to be named Storey McStorageface. April 30, 2016 Reply mk crown hey that's the bad guy from cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2! April 30, 2016 Reply Zaydon Gooch I wold be me bitchis + a cat May 1, 2016 Reply Cole Dietrich Good as DEAD May 1, 2016 Reply Zapper Zapped One Word – "God" May 1, 2016 Reply Neil Love This DNA sequencing as a data storage will only ever be available to the incredibly stupid 1% of the population who own [or at least believe they own] 99% of the world that we all live on. It will never be available to me. So I will continue to store my data on holographic disc or as I am already doing on my new flash stick. Technology has reached a ceiling. It cannot go much further. We can miniaturize holographic disc and crunch more data onto the track. We cam miniaturize the flash circuits to make them even smaller than they are already anyway. DNA as a data storage is in my opinion disinformation. Just sci-fi fantasy for those who are lacking higher brain functionality. No doubt the pentagon have created this disinformation so as to keep the Russians and the Chinese on their toes chasing the dragon as they say. http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilLove I am 2E3NJ call sign DEEPBLUESKY broadcasting in the eleven meters band shortwave on 27315 KHz AM which is USA CB channel 31. May 1, 2016 Reply The Scientific Indian I will turn Into Donald Trump May 1, 2016 Reply EM T Sounds great! But this is the beginning of embedded chip; under the skin. They are trying to slowly assimilate this idea. Biometric! The root word is Bio. Bio comes from living cells which ultimately mean either something is going to be taken from humans or embedded into humans. That doesnt sound to bad but it doesnt stop there. Once government or those in charge get a hold of some discovery where a great amount of info is given and stored, then comes control. Then Information is used against you or for you. This is dangerous. It wont stop there. Information and control is lethal. They have your DNA. They know where you are, where you going, how you feel, what you are thinking. It wont stop there. Then to get everyone on the same page and to think the same things, they will find a way to control your thoughts. No more autonomy!!! If you dont abide by this new way or order, then comes your demise. Im not a conspiracist but you got to pay attention. Thinks are changing and happening now. Look at how laws are changing or being interpreted different.. Some change is good but others, there is an underlying motive. So pay attention people!!! This sounds great but there's something behind this thats not being spoken. Biometric information in the wrong hands can be detrimental. May 2, 2016 Reply Shahe Humans. It would look like humans. May 2, 2016 Reply NeHoMaR G. Soon we will have LIVING hard disks. May 3, 2016 Reply norby ballshouse slender-man with a troll face who is obsessed with cats? May 4, 2016 Reply Morph Verse That data would be the worst part of me.. I only have myself to blame for my wretched curiosity. May 5, 2016 Reply ovoxsuper satanic. May 6, 2016 Reply ovoxsuper have fun being robots and loosing your humanity. and your freedom. and your soul. May 6, 2016 Reply twitter facebook fantastic May 6, 2016 Reply 91plm it would be a big troll…starring at you…and smiling 24/7…trololololololo…lololooooooo May 6, 2016 Reply Woshua314 real DNA looks way different from the thumbnail May 7, 2016 Reply Viacheslav S. Kutuzov That creature would be my neighbor XD May 7, 2016 Reply mechadense Actually if you want the long term data safety you can't go to the maximum theoretical storage density of tightly packed DNA. You'll need quite a bit of data redundancy to reconstruct data that is going to be destroyed by terrestrial and cosmic radiation. As long as we cannot sort out every single radioactive radioactive atom in the DNA itself and in an encasing shielding material shell (very advanced atomically precise technology) shielding won't suffice to reduce redundancy to almost zero. Also spacial DNA organisation in a way that the data can be quickly accessed will need some additional space.I guess two orders of magnitudes less storage density seems doable in the not so near future. May 7, 2016 Reply mechadense About the question: This wouldn't even create proper proteins much less a life-form.Since life means DNA is involved many people believe that DNA necessarily means life is involved – which is utterly wrong.Using is at storage medium for Human technology data formats is still somewhat close to the way nature uses DNA.But it can also be used as structural building materials quite different than nature usually uses it (structural DNA nanotechnology) May 7, 2016 Reply Sri Harsha the life form would be like sphere May 8, 2016 Reply vicki campbell I think my DNA would resemble telepathic Ted Talks, dark and light matter, shaped like my favorite galaxies, with loads of Star Trek references 😀 It would also be 'Geek scented'. May 10, 2016 Reply Bart vP maybe DNA storage devices will gain self-awareness and grow legs and walk away with your data.. not very useful 😀 May 11, 2016 Reply RoScFan it doesnt have to be DNA. just use ANY polimer. what this is about is how tiny molecules can serve as information storage. molecules are small so you can put a lot of data into tiny spaces. but the molecules can be of anything, and i imagine some polimers might last even better than DNA. it doesnt have to be base4. imagine a fluor-chloro-carbon compound… it would be as strong as teflon and alternating chlorine and fluor would serve as the encoding. May 12, 2016 Reply Dheeraj S what is the current read/write speed of this storage technology? May 13, 2016 Reply Alex00712 Everything May 15, 2016 Reply Muhammad Shatla I Think even if there such DNA molecule that can store in its T-A-C-G bases all mankind knowledge and even if in its sequence there is the right combination of bases that can make the right combination of genes in the right combination of order that can form a living creature (and i think this is high likely as our data stored increases every second), even this creature is very simple (ex: virus or bacteriophage), we will not be able to know because our technique in reading this data from DNA is very different from the technique used by the living cell to read it and translate it into biological proteins while our computers translate these information into videos, games,songs and etc.. So, even we used the same cell technique we will still be unable to know because we can not find the right base to start from in this near infinite sequence. May 28, 2016 Reply Krekcab Now A hybrid meme covered in sexual objects and body parts. June 2, 2016 Reply Bakr Haltam sweet HA! June 7, 2016 Reply ravern1000 mine would be a game buying junkie July 6, 2016 Reply Corbin Wilson my life form would be a useless blob of random useless information and malware. July 9, 2016 Reply moderndudeman I would be a cross between manhunt, porn, gore, anime, albert Einstein and youtube. July 10, 2016 Reply Jackpot Gaming my lifeform would probably be some sort of anime/horror monster and my brothers for sure would be some sort of pornstar striper thing if it came from his pc history July 30, 2016 Reply Branden Walley My life form could take over other creatures and produce its own oxygen have a tentacle body and eat people and is also my best friend August 4, 2016 Reply Sgt.Tony Oh, Assassin's Creed will exist in the future!!Let's experience the past!! August 26, 2016 Reply boner fart dna storage efficiency is just so fucking technologically advanced our modern information science can barely mimic it. quantum entanglement is shitting its pants in the face of the dna structure. evolutionists still think our dna came from a puddle of mud. lol October 19, 2016 Reply Guy Twig Mine will be a robot with viruses. How will that be… November 4, 2016 Reply carston carey Terminator December 30, 2016 Reply It'sAwkward Adam Sandler…. Adam sandler everywhere… January 30, 2017 Reply bluebull399 This would be great for building huge video and photo archives but as DNA is a biological process it's never going to be 100% accurate so you could not use it in everyday applications as just having a few bytes of inaccurate information would mean a computer program would fail. February 20, 2017 Reply Rachel Quinn Anyone ever seen ghost in the shell? March 3, 2017 Reply Rachel Quinn as for your question: that would depend on the dna used March 3, 2017 Reply bose gaming today is big day then March 6, 2017 Reply iFercr It would become (if you're lucky) a screaming amorphous lump of cells March 6, 2017 Reply Anthony Rossi This is a pretty fucking incredible concept March 8, 2017 Reply Pranay Rai what if we retrieve data from our DNA??? we could literally cure cancer using this ! cancer is basically caused due to the wrong codes and data in the DNA telling the cells grow longer! if we could replace the DNA with the synthetic DNA , we could just cure it! we could even become immortals!!! March 11, 2017 Reply Qianli Wang 太惊讶了，这真的不可思议 March 12, 2017 Reply Chillocybin a supernatural fan girl pornstar that's obsessed with rpgs March 15, 2017 Reply Hussain Faisal The life form that I will create is going to be a giant March 18, 2017 Reply Rollex I want to see a quantum computer with DNA storage, liquid nitrogen cooling, and li-fi connection in the next 100-200 years April 13, 2017 Reply Rodrigo Garduño Well, storing information is not the only problem, but the damage it suffers from being read multiple times. I imagine this is one of the problems the very cells suffer when reproducing lots of times. May 30, 2017 Reply Night Howla what would be a even more powerful form of data storage is quasi-phyiscal /dimensiona/ quantum drive- same thing different labels. basically u could store data into multiple realites at once then pull it into this one when u need it. Once we figure that out u can have infinte storage damm. June 24, 2017 Reply Raazi Faisal According to my schooling, DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a coding language similar to the binary code used in computers; but in cells a different method. DNA is only and will be only formed of 4 chemical protein like amino acids namely Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine and Thymine. If scientists are able really able to encode binary information into chemical compounds and then encode them into the order ATGC then surely we would be able to listen music or view pictures from our body. But on the reverse, if DNA is the encoding of these information, then the deciphering of these codes would give almost a perfect visual of the memories of our ancestors and typically this is elaborated in the games of the Assassin's Creed series. The Animus is able to decipher these encoding to a visual format and then gives a simulation of the ancestry memory. Perhaps we at this age could also work on that creating a viewpoint of true history and give up the assumptions. Let's get back to the topic; so, synthesizing the information into DNA would more appropriate technology if prompted to be tested on humans. But we are badly in need of computer and biology experts who are bananas about this to design the binary codes into DNA language without any distortions. My answer to your silly challenging question would be: if we inject a binary data synthesized DNA into a fully functional cell———-EXCUSE ME——— this is where we go wrong, since DNA is the main organelle of a cell,.i.e. DNA is the genetic material of a cell and without an information no cell would exist; at least some sort of genetic material would be present; a cell without DNA is an incomplete cell thus making it a non-functioning cell.What I mean is that injecting new genetic information to a functional cell would destroy the whole cell and the system within it because a DNA can not be altered until it reaches a repair point. What we would be able to do is create an artificial cell with this synthesized DNA injected, and the result is unpredictable, but as per my assumption, the cell would have access to multimedia contents and watch it on air like a robot or on a computer and one main advantage would be that then we would be able to transfer or see our consciousness or transfer it to a new body.. CHAPPIE(movie///////)…. The cell would have no difference in shape or its structure until we create a specific one from a DNA. July 1, 2017 Reply Emmanuel Monforte I thought only 1 dna is needed to store the whole internet? August 19, 2017 Reply Bobby Jeens Big tentacle monster that will destroy houses and then rape the girls inside the houses… I download to much hentai like that… August 25, 2017 Reply Reth Tard DAMN! I think lost my DNA containing all my music and movies in the couch cracks! August 29, 2017 Reply Wayne Evans Being that we can not create life from scratch, that life form would be only what it was intended to be and unaffected by dna storage. it would more than likely destroy the digital data. you can draw words in the sand but the sand is not aware. digital ones and zeros is man made and thats a huge limitation within itself. we are like a snail trying to go to the moon and back. interpretation and control are light years apart. September 5, 2017 Reply Madhuri Mate Well, i am sure data is not stored in triplets. so amino acids/proteinsare synthesized using these triplet codes…So if triplet code is not there…no amino acids…no proteins…no essentials ingredient for life form….therefore the data cannot turn in life.So..the question is invalid.thank you.😊 September 7, 2017 Reply Kiva Karmen The lide would be a Mega Deuce just like Big O… September 30, 2017 Reply Natalie Preston I met a bio scientist on a flight from the UK to San Francisco 7 years ago and he was talking about this then! It was the best flight I have ever been on as I learnt something really out there but really exciting. January 5, 2018 Reply Ryan Hewett https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/origin-of-life-5-questions/the-cell-is-any-form-of-life-simple/#?insight[search_id]=83576ad4-7824-4fb8-a78c-4889ada544f1&insight[search_result_index]=2 January 17, 2018 Reply Charles Vrooman At the end of this YouTube video, the question of coded DNA in a computer becoming something live is answered in the biotech thriller novel – "The True Virus". A terrorist hacks into the DNA component of the CIA's computer and plants a live virus. February 9, 2018 Reply content Witter This is Lubna manzoor from Pakistan. I wanted to know, how we can preserve DNA of human being , my father. We need to completed information about it. February 17, 2018 Reply Travis Touchdown soon we will evolve from homo-sapiens to homo-USB April 19, 2018 Reply papajones pizza Exactly. This will make the life of millions of students easier. Imagine you can store the whole syllabus of your exam in dna and inject it into your body. April 26, 2018 Reply arthur dunbar yow they say the human brain has the ability to store millions of trillions of exabyte data.now the question is why can we do it today. September 6, 2018 Reply Li Hamedi We could store data in our body April 8, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.