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Is DNA the Future of Data Storage?

Move over floppy disk, there’s a new storage device in town! Ok, there have already been a few innovations since our old “save icon” became obsolete, but one has to sit back and be impressed by the progress we’ve made in storage. From massive machines that used an entire room to tiny chips, it’s almost unthinkable how much data we can put into one place. According to this video from TED-Ed, we still haven’t seen the best of it — apparently DNA is the future of storage!

The video explains how scientists have developed a way to send secret messages via DNA. The technology has since been advanced to store massive amounts of data on a microscopic piece that can last hundreds of thousands of years. Sound too good be true? Check out the video…

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