Birge’s quest to build a protein-based memory system for a desktop computer was unsuccessful. Although Birge’s vision failed, the development of some form of molecular memory (possibly protein memory) for desktop computers, seems possible. Scientists have also continued to work on developing other ideas involving protein memory.

One idea from 2006 was to apply a layer of bR proteins to the surface of DVDs to increase storage capacity, theoretically up to 50 TB (over 50 trillion bytes). A dual layer blu-ray disc has a capacity of 50 GB (over 50 billion bytes). Hey, gamers! Visit The Gaming Den for forums and plenty of free, helpful tips.




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