When we were growing up, there were plenty of TV shows and movies depicting what the future would be like: From the Jetsons, to Back to the Future, to Weird Science. If you’re lucky enough to have visited Disney World as a kid, you probably also visited Spaceship Earth at Epcot, and watched how technology has evolved from the prehistoric era, to what the Disney Company imagined will happen in the future.
And while there have been impressive technological advances in pretty much every field, few are as awe inspiring as technology. Think about our cell phones for a minute. Every single one of us has a relatively small rectangle through which we can access most of the world’s information, and we can contact someone on the other side of the world in a matter of seconds. We rarely get impressed by it anymore because we’re so used to it, we take it for granted. But try going a full day without your cell phone and see how much you panic.
Now, think about your business data. Because even if you’re currently storing it in a receptacle as modern as the cloud, things are about to get much more extraordinary.
So what’s in store for the foreseeable future of data storage
You know how you can easily track a mailed package by going online? That’s thanks to Radio Frequency Identification Microchips. Now, think about how, when you need to open a new document at work, you have to pull it from a server, or the cloud, or a USB. What if all that information were stored inside of you? Yes, there’s a current trend of implanting RFID chips in humans. If you have it under your skin, it’s always with you. Scan it, and done! Read what you need, when you need it. As of now, they only have a minute storage capacity of 2,000 bytes of data. But give it time. Eventually, you’ll be able to store a lot more.
Remembering science lab in high school? A lot of us got to look through a microscope at weirdly shaped molecules that store our genetic information. Pretty soon, those same molecules will be used to store data. The most impressive characteristics of this type of storage is that not only can it contain substantially large amounts of information, it won’t deteriorate with the passage of time.
Sub-atomic particles have the unique capability of existing in more than one state, at the same time. Also, with quantum memory, information is compressed to enable the storage of even larger amounts of information. It’s the logical next step, considering that at the rate technology is advancing, we need larger receptacles to hold our data.
These methods of data storage are mind blowing; yet they are only the tip of the iceberg. For the most part, they are still through development stages, as nerds all around the planet figure out a way to use them efficiently and patch any foreseeable vulnerabilities. In the meantime, you’re stuck with the traditional sources of data storage. If you have any issues regarding ensuring their safety or need any type of intelligent security troubleshooting, Source 1 Solutions can help you. Contact us and let us know what we can do for you.