Last night I was flicking through the channels, and came across the late night news where they were discussing human DNA and it’s ability to store around 700 terabytes into a single gram of DNA. Well I was shocked, although NOT surprised. I am not exactly sure what this will mean for our future… but I did think that it sounded like another step towards the ‘mark of the beast’ and had definite red flags flying inside my brain. Anyway I thought this would be newsworthy so I found an article for you all to read.
A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data— around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.
The work, carried out by George Church and Sri Kosuri, basically treats DNA as just another digital storage device. Instead of binary data being encoded as magnetic regions on a hard drive platter, strands of DNA that store 96 bits are synthesized, with each of the bases (TGAC) representing a binary value (T and G = 1, A and C = 0). [source]
Revelation 13: 16-18—”And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17)And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”