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

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  1. RAMA

    RAMA Vice Admiral Admiral

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    http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-store-the-worlds-data-on-dna

     
  2. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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

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    "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
     
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