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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Maximum Storage

Soon, everything we experience will be recorded.

Stross describes a world -- not too far off, where every moment of every individual's life is recorded and where 100 kilograms (or less) of diamond-based storage can store an entire century's worth of experience for the population of the planet.

Cool! So when our planet blows up we can send out a probe and psychically transfer our collective memories into a passing starship captain!

That flute was sold at auction at Christie's. They originally valued it at $300, which as Kid Various predicted, was ludicrous. It eventually sold for $48,000.


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