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Holographs, Liquid-State and DNA: The Future of Data Storage

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    Datastickies

    What will the future hold? One possibility is datastickies. Imagine storing your data on a set of sticky notes. The technology intends to replace USB-flash storage by offering something that is cheaper, more convenient and user-friendly.

    Datastickies store data from 4 GB to 32 GB on a sliver of graphene between two protective layers. Graphene is a ground-breaking new material that is comprised of tightly packed carbon atoms in a two dimensional honeycomb lattice. It has a minimum thickness of just one atom.

    Monitors will need to have a special surface that can interact with the datastickies. Simply stick the post-it note device to an area of the monitor and access the data.

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Holographs, Liquid-State and DNA: The Future of Data Storage

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    Datastickies

    What will the future hold? One possibility is datastickies. Imagine storing your data on a set of sticky notes. The technology intends to replace USB-flash storage by offering something that is cheaper, more convenient and user-friendly.

    Datastickies store data from 4 GB to 32 GB on a sliver of graphene between two protective layers. Graphene is a ground-breaking new material that is comprised of tightly packed carbon atoms in a two dimensional honeycomb lattice. It has a minimum thickness of just one atom.

    Monitors will need to have a special surface that can interact with the datastickies. Simply stick the post-it note device to an area of the monitor and access the data.

Last year, 2.4 billion people used the cloud for accessing email, social media, games, backup storage and apps. With this figure projected to reach 3.6 billion by 2018, it would appear that cloud computing is here to stay due to our need to store and access ever expanding amounts of data. But the cloud is just the beginning with exciting data storage developments on the horizon. 

This slideshow, provided by Ebuyer, depicts how far data storage has evolved since the IBM punch card in 1928 and further analyzes the future of this innovative industry. Datastickies, DNA storage and helium drives are just some of the possibilities for the future of data storage.