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Michael Thomas launched a company some time ago to push the use of nanoelectronics in data storage. Hence its name: Colossal Storage Corp. (The image is from the company's Web site.)
Al Shugart is on his board, so you know these are serious storage folks.
For months he's been talking about 3.5 inch removable disks storing 10 Terabytes each. Blu-Ray disks, the most effective CD-type technology out there, can currently store, at most, 50 Gigabytes, so we're talking about improvements of nearly three orders of magnitude.
But it turns out the technology he's worked on can also be applied to displays.
Colossal's technology is based on Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED) Integrate these with a silicon backplane and you can build any size display you want, with resolutions measured, not in the hundreds or thousands of dots, but billions.
Best of all, the display works on both sides of the panel. And by using ultraviolet light, the displays can be kept stable indefinitely. Colossal calls this type of light a "fountain of youth" for the display.