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It’s all in the DNA….

Or Deoxyribonucleic acid as you may know it as. The building block of everything living now is being used in a new process to store information for future generations (and life forms?!).
As part of the program Twist Bioscience and Microsoft are storing historic performances by the likes of Miles Davis and Deep Purple at the Montreux Jazz Festival so that they may last the test of time and be preserved for years to come. ‘Smoke on the Water’ was the chosen track obviously….

Bill Peck, chief technology officer of Twist Bioscience says, “This is a very exciting project: we are now in an age where we can use the remarkable efficiencies of nature to archive master copies of our cultural heritage in DNA. As we develop the economies of this process new performances can be added any time. Unlike current storage technologies, nature’s media will not change and will remain readable through time. There will be no new technology to replace DNA, nature has already optimized the format.”

The ‘recordings’ will be stored within UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ archive.
Earlier in the year the researchers showed that they were able to store recordings of a short movie, or an OS, using DNA.

One wonders how much musical information could be stored in the offspring of DP members….. 😉



4 Comments to “It’s all in the DNA….”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    The latest format, eh?… So how much is it gonna cost me to update my player this time?!.. Records, cassettes, CDs, etc etc… DNA?… C’mon, give me a break!.

  2. 2
    Adel says:

    ‘Uncommon man’ should be stored for future generations. Also Ian Gillan’s hilarious speech titled ‘The Parallax Effect On Long Hair’ whom he used to address the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is a timeless and offers a way of looking at each other’s differences and becoming so relaxed about it and eventually this brings happiness and laughter.

  3. 3
    Moreblack says:

    Of course they choose the best to start!

  4. 4
    Rock Voorne says:

    Deep Purple @ Montreux with Morse ?

    So trying to fool people in the future this was Deep Purple?

    Historical revisionism in full mode.

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