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A few months ago, SanDisk unveiled a 128 GB MicroSD card.

http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/pre...-at-128gb/

Now, I did the math:

Dimensions - 15*11*1 mm. That is, 165 cubic millimeters. Taking into account the not quite rectangular shape, you can easily fit about 8 000 such cards inside the volume of a human brain. That means over a million GB. Or one petabyte. Of course, it costs about a million dollars today, but that's a different matter.

That is, consumer technology has finally reached the high end estimates for the memory density of a human brain. Doesn't quite have the processing power attached yet, of course.
(05-09-2014, 03:29 PM)Omeganian Wrote: [ -> ]That is, consumer technology has finally reached the high end estimates for the memory density of a human brain. Doesn't quite have the processing power attached yet, of course.

Neither do most humans brains. Wink
http://instantrimshot.com/
I would imagine that the actual chip is considerably smaller than even a MicroSD package, too. (I can't confirm that - my googlefu is weak. Sad )