Holographic Video Discs?

As the fight for high-definition discs reaches its height, Maxell has announced that not only will it have 300GB holographic storage discs in stores in less than a year (for math geeks, that’s enough to put the entire original Star Trek on one disc with plenty of room to spare), but that the discs will eventually be able to store 1.6Tb. If there’s one thing advances in technology have taught us, it’s that an amazing amount of storage space only takes a few years to become unimpressive, but here in 2005. 1.6Tb on a disc is ridiculously huge. And if you’re reading this in some archive from the future where that’s no big deal, I envy you and your robotic ninja butler.

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