maandag, februari 28, 2005

25 DVD's on a chip the size of a stamp.

Well, there we go again! I truly love this stuff! Now that we're all familiar to all those tiny compact Flash MP3 players (today usually with 256MB/512MB/1Gig), this California-based company aims to hit the market in 2007 with a chip the size of a postage stamp that can hold the contents of 25 DVDs.

But How?
Well, they have managed to develop tiny machines (atomic-force probes) that read and write information at the molecular level. And their CEO says they might have their first products ready by mid-2007. You can read all about it here!

But competition is always luring. Rule no #1: NEVER be satisfied! What about 10 Terabytes (yes, about 10.000 Gigabytes) on a 3.5 inch disk? That amounts to roughly 2000 DVD's. Check it out here..

Anyway, I guess these guys should team up with the display-technology guru's at Samsung, develop a display the size of a PDA, so High Definition that you'll be afraid of falling through to 'the other side of the screen'. Then call Sony, have them moderate their Robot Dog's face, so that previously mentioned high-def screen can be fitted in (you know, at least 1920x1080 pixels), then call, let them set up a subnetwork of super High-def cameras around the world (and Samsung can deliver the 10 megapixel cameras to do the job :), let the robot-dog tap into this network using High speed Wireless communication, so you can not only walk your dog but see what's going on on the other side of the planet live, as if looking through a window, whenever you request it (or have him download what went on between 8 pm and 4 am last night in the Shibuya shopping center in Tokyo or what not).

Not that that makes any sense, but hey I'm crazy.