Re: 2.3TB on a credit card?

Bryan Moss (
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 13:48:00 +0100

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Okay, I just read a news article (paper, unfortunately - London Times)
> that alleges one Ted Williams of Keele University in the UK, inventor of
> NMR, claims the following:
> 1. Storing 2,300 gigabytes in a credit card;
> 2. Manufacturing it for 35 pounds;
> 3. Scaling it up or down ("even a wristwatch could store 100GB");
> 4. No moving parts;
> 5. A company has been formed;
> 6. Might start selling it in summer of 2001.
> Didn't say anything about access speed, but I got the impression it
> might be intended to replace RAM as well as hard drives.
> So is this real?

About 5-6 years ago I heard of something that sounds a little like this. It worked by firing a laser through a 'cube', which would then be reflected off of tiny mirror-like 'bubbles' creating a sort of 3D CD-ROM.