Also, whats this errorsafe popup i always get on dailytech but nowhere else?
quote: The use of shapes and colors means more symbols allowing you to store more data.
quote: Think of it in terms of a binary digit string vs a hexadecimal string:
a 32-bit binary string is 32 characters long, but the same information in hexadecimal is only 8 characters long.
quote: creating those shapes requires probably at least an 8x8 dot area, so you've just reduced the number of "patterns" per page
quote: The ONLY way you're going to get 450GB per page is if you think you can print in millions of colors accurately enough
quote: 7,650,720 x 30 symbols / 36 cell size (pixels)
quote: Simple thought:
if a piece of paper could store 450GB,
- your print job to print that page must have at least 450GB
- and your scan of that page must have at least 450GB
to contain that information.
Just think of this new technology as a bigger DVD-R drive. The drive doesn't have 8+ GB of internal storage, the data is transfered (from DVD to HDD or RAM when reading, from HDD or RAM to DVD when writing).
quote: I (and many others) do believe it is theoretically possible to uniquely represent enormous amounts of data with a small value and then using the right algorithm retrieve that data back.
quote: For a while they thought MD5's were always unique (and with enormous effort it is reversible) but then mathematicians proved it wasn't 100% foolproof and theoretically two dissimilar sets of data can have the same MD5,
quote: still, there must be an algorithm that makes it possible, problem is finding it and then making it reversible with current computing powers.
quote: Wow, I can't believe all the negative comments I'm reading here. Granted, I'm taking all this on the assumption that there's some truth to this technology, but most of the responses have been to compare it to current storage technology and find it's not up to snuff.
quote: This appears to be an entirely new way of looking at storage media and algorithms, and there is simply no way to guess where it might lead. I think it is myopic to immediately categorize it as a replacement for anything.
quote: The only true benefit will be in storing certain data types that are limited to smaller subsets of the potential pattern of data. In which case you're really just applying a weak compression before storing.
quote: Then compare 2^10 (binary) and 19^10 (rainbow) and thats how many bits of information each would have with equivalent space.
quote: In fact I fail to see how storing the information as coloured shapes could possibly have a higher data-density than simply using coloured dots...