Hitachi have just unveiled a new technology for data storage from their research and development department. They have announced that they can now store up to 40Mb onto a single shard of glass this size and that it would last forever, or as close as it could come.
This is so interesting because as I see it, the first perfect form of reproduction, photography, was first pioneered by Daguerre using glass - examples of which still exist today, making the life span of glass plate photography about 150 years and counting. The comparisons that can be drawn between this new technology and photography to me are compelling.
Seen on Mashable