- Tim Ingram
- United Kingdom
The use of DNA as storage medium for a computer, as proposed in a BBC programme by Jim Al-Khalili's guest recently.
During this programme it was explained that you could use DNA as a hard disk in a computer.
It occurred to me that if this technique could be incorporated in what to all intense and purposes would be a sponge made from Nano tubes. A vast amount of information could be stored and accessed. It should also be possible to access this information from multiple points along a DNA strand, as inferred by Paul Rothemund's talk, and that one strand may be able to swap data with another.
What do people think of this proposition??
Note The Nano technology sponge idea arose from Isaac Asimove's positronic brain in case you ask.