[RndTbl] optical RAM ?
daryl at rainyday.ca
Wed Nov 16 22:08:25 CST 2005
> I'd like the member's opinion on the credibility of
> Atom Chip Corp.'s claim to have developed optical
> RAM that employs holographic storage techniques.
> I had read years ago that IBM was looking into
> holographic methods for data storage, but a friend of
> mine pointed out that you'd need really deep-pockets
> to develop this kind of technology and he doubted a
> small outfit like Atom Chip could do it.
> Linux's problem with SATA drivers made me think of this,
> because Atom Chip claims their notebook operates without
> a hard drive but with lots of optical RAM,
> and can run Linux or XP.
> Does anyone know anything about Atom Chips's
> corporate status and the validity of their claims?
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I'd wait until some independent bodies actually verify their claims. The
patents they mention for the Gendlin Effect do exists but it is a long
way from a patent to cost-effect production of devices that work.
Googling and chasing the trail of Shimon Gendlin references indicates
there are some questions to the ownership of the technology that *might*
exist but I can't find a single person other than someone associated
with Shimon Gendlin himself that can verify those chips aren't just a
hoax or an multi-level marketing scheme.
There is a cute video about their solar chips:
I just find it difficult to believe that any company that has the
know-how for clean-room production of that kind of technology can't take
better stills or is so ignorant of video production.
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