Babylon 5 Data Crystals Become Real Tech

Future tech predicted by Babylon 5 is being invented today!

These first generation data crystals are made of two thin disks of industrial grade sapphire, approximately 8 inches in diameter. They cost an estimated $30,000 and can store 40,000 pages of data. They are being developed as a very long term (“a million years”) data storage solution to provide data to far future generations about nuclear waste dumps.

via ScienceMag