This one was sent to me by Mr. D.W. in the United Kingdom, and for people in the alternative research community, the implications for high octane speculation are obvious. The article, interestingly enough, was reported on RT:
The data-storage possibilities here lie not only in the amount that can be stored, but also in the durability of accurate storage against inevitable decay and loss over time. In this case, the amount of data and the permanence of storage are vastly increased:
"The newly-developed storage promises unprecedented data capacity of 360 Terabyte for a DVD-sized disc. The maximum capacity of a latest generation quad-layer Blu-Ray DVD is “only” 128 Gigabytes. The largest heat-assisted magnetic recording hard drive (HAMR), yet to be commercially produced, will have about 20 terabytes per disc.
"Glass storage could preserve data for millions of years whereas a DVD guarantees only about seven years of faultless playback.
"The nanostructured glass remains stable if exposed to temperatures up to 1,000°C"
And, note the conclusions, drawn by Prof. Peter Kazansky:
The ORC’s physical optoelectronics group supervisor Prof. Peter G. Kazansky, follower of the Nobel Prize laureate for the invention of laser, Aleksandr Prokhorov, shared that “It is thrilling to think that we have created the first document which will likely survive the human race. This technology can secure the last evidence of civilization: all we’ve learnt will not be forgotten.”(Emphasis in the original)
It's that "survivability for millions-of-years" that interests us here, for as readers not only of my own books, but those of many others in this field will be aware, there are numerous legends from ancient times that record very similar data-storage possibilities for crystals. One need think only of various Mayan, Hopi, or even Cherokee legends about the crystal skulls as containing "knowledge," and there are from Egypt and other quarters the stories of Thoth, who inscribed all knowledge on two "pillars of stone," in advance of the Deluge, to preserve human knowledge and civilization against the calamity. It takes but little imagination to see the "pillars of stone" as being crystals, and even to associate them with the two great pyramids of Giza - true pillars of stone - that, with the very materials of their construction, limestone and granite, are built from materials embedding crystals, and that, moreover, in their totality, resemble large crystals, complete with lattice displacements and in the Great Pyramid's case, a very odd and very rich assembly of all sorts of encoded mathematical and physics data.
Then, of course, readers of my book The Cosmic War: Interplanetary Warfare, Modern Physics, and Ancient Texts will recall that the so-called "Tablets of Destinies" that figured so prominently in Mesopotamian versions of that "cosmic war" were, on my analysis of the texts, most likely crystalline objects encoding a wealth of information.
All of which lends itself to some high octane speculation: could it just be possible that these techniques for data storage are being explored, not simply to expand the technologies of data storage and permanence - a worthy objective in and of itself - but also as possible ways to explore these ancient legends, and perhaps to unlock whatever "knowledge" might be embedded in objects such as the crystal skulls? Might it also be that during the West's recent plunder of Iraq, the looting of the Baghdad Museum, the disappearance of antiquities in Egypt as the Mubarek regime fell, that objects were quietly removed from view, to see if, indeed, they contained such ancient secrets? or might something have been found on the Moon or elsewhere requiring such analysis?
To be sure, this is not only high octane speculation, but wildly so. But the article itself, to the careful reader, is suggesting it. The very idea, as Prof Kazansky states, of preserving knowledge beyond the existence of the human race suggests precisely the same scenario recorded in so many ancient legends, as we have outlined them above. And it also suggests that whoever is going to access that stored data has to have some idea of the basic principles of encoding such data in such a medium to begin with, and then to have the precise knowledge and technology of unlocking it, and reading it. So if those ancient legends are true, then they must be based on the same or similar principles... and that means that someone could be reading some very unusual texts right now... texts that we left behind on our previous arrival at The Tower of Babel Moment of History.
See you on the flip side.