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KurtHectic  ·  2116 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: '5D' discs can store data until well after the sun burns out via Engadget

Well it is one of the most published pieces of literature in human history. Also one of the most mistranslated and abused pieces of work that has had scholars pouring over it for centuries to get it as close as possible to an original work. If only they had this technology back in 30 AD, we would actually have a closer record of the New Testament rather than copies based on copies based on copies from uncertain origins. Imagine the misunderstandings and misinterpretations that have led to so much conflict cleared up by having a definitive record.

So I think that is the point of this technology. Being able to make an unchangeable, immortal record that can't be rewritten and reinterpreted for personal or political gain. This is a big deal for humanity.