Everything has been steadily going digital for the past 3 decades; and more in the last 10 years than in all 30 combined. Moore's Law states that we can expect the speed and capability of our computers to increase every couple of years, and we will pay less for them every time. In some way or another we all document our lives and convert explicit memory into digital memory (pdf,png,mp4, etc).
- 24 hours of 4K 60FPS takes roughly 34,560GB (34.56 TB).
- 1 year of 4K 60FPS would take 12614.4TB (12.6144PB)
- The average Human lifespan is roughly 80 years.
- 80 years of 4K 60FPS would take 1009.152PB (1.009152 Exabytes)
The idea of infinite storage may seem like fantasy, but if you compare the systems of today to the systems 40 years ago, one can only imagine the limits that will be pushed within our lifetime (that is, if they have not already been passed). Theoretically, it would only take roughly 1 Exabyte (1e+9GB) to effectively document a single human life. Neuralink is probably the best example of the baby steps towards symbiotic Ai. "The Neuralink interface consists of up to 3072 channels that can be simultaneously transmitted over a single USB-C cable. Assuming 5 Gigabit/second minimum for the cable (USB 3.0 speed) you get about at minimum 1.6 Megabit/second per channel". Given that the technology will continue to evolve, the bandwidth will continue to decrease. There are many factors to consider before a true symbiosis can actually take place (ethical, societal, biological) but I still wonder....what can't be done?