As soon as SAFENet launches, I’m buying shares in companies working on DNA data storage.
Reading the data out is easier. That was done using a high-speed sequencing machine, including to recall specific parts of the files, analogous to random-access memory on a computer. Even a two-fold improvement in DNA reading would make that aspect of the system efficient enough for commercial use, Microsoft thinks.
Writing is slow, so maybe only wrote permanent data?
“It takes $1 and one hour to copy a tube of DNA,” says Ms Leproust. “It may sound high — but if you have in a tube the equivalent of a data centre, you can copy an entire data centre for $1 and one hour
Stable over thousands of years.
Imagine backing up the entire SAFENet in something the size of a sugar cube, storing it in the seed volt… Incase catastrophe wipes out the global network.
Should there be a “backup the planet” node?
The data would all be encrypted, so, it would not cause any data risks.
If it grows too large, we could find a planet to seed with the DNA,… Oh…