Soon you could be able to store more mp3s and podcasts in your pocket than you’ll ever have time to listen to. Fujifilm is working on a terabyte (1000 gigabyte) holographic memory. The terabyte holo-memory drive would be no bigger than a coke bottle cap and could access data a lot faster than existing memory technologies. These devices store binary bits of data by generating a 3D pattern of light interference inside a crystal or photopolymer using lasers. Multiple bits can be written and read simultaneously therefore making this technique potentially very speedy.It is supposed to launch in 2009, according to NikkeiNet (paid subscription required).
Fujifilm has already developed a holographic memory disc capable of holding 300 gigabytes of data. Other companies currently working on holographic memory include IBM, Bell Labs and InPhase.