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"...the people dealing with these new technologies will still be derived from the human stock we're familiar with today."
- Charles Stross

DNA Music Storage  
  Encoding music in junk DNA.  

"And there's approximately half a gigabyte's worth of junk DNA in each and every one of those cells. That's enough data to carry over eight hours of music at high fidelity, and up to fifty hours at low fidelity...

"I'm proposing that your technicians push out an update to the human genome. One that's loaded up with lots and lots of songs...

From Year Zero, by Rob Reid.
Published by Not Known in 2012
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Fans of Philip K. Dick might be thinking about the preserving machine, which is "a Machine to process musical scores into living forms" (from his 1953 short story of the same name).

This use of DNA is clever, but doesn't count as a prediction. Scientists have been doing this since about 2007; see Bacteria Save Your Data, Make Multiple Backups for details.

Compare to the heritable memories from The Time of the Dark (1982) by Barbara Hambly.

Thanks to Vonotar for the tip on this item.

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