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

From: Max Eskin <>
Date: Fri Apr 10 12:15:53 1998

Sam, you have to understand that if people don't feel comfortable
asking questions on this list, even if they are irrelevant, they
won't ask anything at all. You can't intimidate people if you want
them to deal with you.

In response to the original question: the isolinear chips are
supposed to be holographic memory, which is in the works, and will
allow terabytes of storage in several cubic centimeters, just like
on the Enterprise. The nanites have an advanced version of modern
nanomachinery. I would think that .5 micron hard drives are easier
in this case. As for the ancient storage, I think that was magnetic.
Interestingly enough, the classic trek had almost nothing in the way
of computers, though there were plenty of them out there in the '60s
>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
>> 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
>> that it's similiar to today's RAM. Now, for the hard part: It can
>> entire encyclopedia's in tiny amounts. In one episiode, they had
>> little robot-bugs that could hold "gigabytes of information," and
>> microscopic. Furthermore, in some episodes, they find Chodak and
>> ruins, between 900,000 to 700,000 years old, with half or more of the
>> intact.
>> Was crystaline storage ever attempted like this? Is it possible?
>> Feasable?
>> Thanks,
>> Tim D. Hotze
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