Five Dimensional Glass Discs Can Store Data for 13 Billion Years

A new data format has been created that can last longer than the lifespan of the Universe.

Scientists from the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) used nanostructured glass to create Five Dimensional (5D) glass discs that are capable of storing 360 TB of data for up to 13.8 billion years.

The technology was first demonstrated back in 2013, but the scientists have since perfected the ‘Superman memory crystal,’ and have even began to preserve several major documents. This includes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Isaac Newton’s Opticks, the Magna Carta and the Kings James Bible.

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