So, guess what? Turns out in the future you may be filling your pockets and computer with salmon sperm. Yup. Allow me to elaborate…
Taiwanese scientists have come up with a new data storage device by combining salmon sperm DNA, silver and lasers. Put very basically, they added some silver to a thin film of salmon sperm, then shone a UV light on it. The UV light caused the silver molecules to bunch into nanoparticles. Zap some of these nanoparticles with a laser and they’ll become electrically charged. You can then go back and read the data with charged particles equalling a “1” in binary computer speak, and non-charged particles equalling a “0”.
Get all that? Yeah, neither did I entirely, but that’s okay — the real point here is that this salmon sperm-based memory would be a lot cheaper to produce than the high-quality silicon based memory we use now.
I dunno, I like a bargain and all, but SD cards are already pretty ridiculously cheap — I think maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to resist buying the ones made out of fish jizz.