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Old 08-22-2011, 05:06 PM
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Default Coming Soon: Superman’s Memory Crystals

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/08...tories+2%29%29

One of the critical elements of the Superman mythos is the tacit information transfer from Jor-El to his son, despite the former having been blown to smithereens on Krypton years earlier. In the 1978 movie, the technology used is a memory crystal containing an artificial intelligence version of the late Jor-El acting as a guide to the sum of Kryptonian knowledge about the universe.

While the self-replicating properties of these crystals are still an unknown, real-life scientists are trying to unlock the data storage capabilities of glass. The process has resulted in a storage capacity of 50 GB (the equivalent of a Blu-ray Disc) on a slice of glass about the size of a mobile phone screen.
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Scary thing is.... I'm not at all surprised. We've done so Many things that are breakthrough, that if warp drive were to happen, I wouldn't at ALL be surprised in the least.
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