Hoping They’ll Flashy-Thing Me* January 4, 2017Posted by geoff in News.
It was about 16 years ago that USB flash drives were introduced. The first flash drive had a whopping 8 MB of memory. But yesterday Kingston Digital announced a 2 TB flash drive.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced DataTraveler® Ultimate Generation Terabyte (GT), the world’s highest capacity USB Flash drive. DataTraveler Ultimate GT offers up to 2TB of storage space and USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) performance.
That means that in 16 years, the capacity of flash drives has increased by 250,000 times, more than doubling every year. And they’ve become kind of sexy, to boot:
That’s cool of itself, but you might recall that Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity estimates that we’ll need about 10^17 bytes (that’s 100,000 TB) to store a human brain in digital form. If our progress continues at the current rate, we’ll be there in 15 years (8 years ahead of Kurzweil’s schedule).
And me, I’ll be a mere 71, raring to upload my brain so I can blog for eternity.
*Men in Black reference, if you didn’t recognize it