In the spirit of STNG's "The Chase": DNA data storage

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by RAMA, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Dec 13, 1999
    NJ, USA

  2. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 5, 2005
    Also TNG's "The Drumhead". The Klingon spy was carrying digital info encoded in his amino acids or some such, if I recall correctly.
  3. Timo

    Timo Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    "Broken Bow", too...

    However, in general, Trek seems to go for the scifi trope of "crystals" being a powerful no-power data storage medium capable of defying time for aeons. Biological, potentially self-repairing data media are another way to go, but not the preferred one. Although those gel-pack computing aids from VOY might be an experiment on that other path.

    Timo Saloniemi
  4. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010