Is this possible? (Storage) (Off-topic?)

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Apr 10 12:04:17 1998

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Thanks in advance.

On Fri, 10 Apr 1998, Hotze wrote:

> Sorry, but this has been bugging me for quite some time. In Star Trek, they
> use "Isolinear" based memory circuts to store information in both the short
> and long term. So, from the looks of it, it's some kind of crystal, and can
> transmit it's data very quickly, and with no moving parts, so I'm guessing
> that it's similiar to today's RAM. Now, for the hard part: It can hold
> entire encyclopedia's in tiny amounts. In one episiode, they had nanites,
> little robot-bugs that could hold "gigabytes of information," and were
> microscopic. Furthermore, in some episodes, they find Chodak and T'Kon
> ruins, between 900,000 to 700,000 years old, with half or more of the data
> intact.
> Was crystaline storage ever attempted like this? Is it possible?
> Feasable?
> Thanks,
> Tim D. Hotze

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