Apostolos Zarros1, Arun H. S. Kumar2
1Editor, Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
2Editor in Chief, Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine, Ireland.
DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.107252


The last decade has witnessed a significant miniaturization in the way data is stored. We have moved on from hard paper copies to soft digital version, which has not only improved the efficiency of data management, but also enhanced dissipation and accessing of data. The digital data storage formats have evolved from the punched cards/floppy disks with limited storage to the current version of external hard drives with up to a couple of terabytes storage capabilities. The practical reflection of this scientific advancement is directly reflected on the way we manage our data in the highly expanding digital world. Recent innovation on the feasibility of data storage in synthetic DNA may be regarded as a breakthrough technology which will dramatically change the way we have managed our data storage so far. Will we be able to carry terabytes of information within few cells in our body? Will we be able to listen to all our popular music stored in our cells by attaching a tiny sensor to our fingertips? Will school children in future not have to carry heavy school bags? Will this radically change the format in which we will publish and archive scientific literature in future? Or to simplify it, are we, having progressed in the area of humanoid to human transition, slowly pacing toward reverse engineering of human to humanoid? Will we humans be a packet of network hub in future ? Seems like a science fiction coming true. Well, I will leave further imagination to our readers and if you have any interesting concepts evolving, please share it with our readers. Read more…

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