Imagine a world where you can literally store the entirety of the world’s history in your jeans pocket. Forever. Well, that world is here and that time is now. Researchers have not only already discovered – but have now improved upon – a way to store huge amounts of data on tiny slivers of quartz, not much larger than a quarter. The lifespan for these micro hard drives? If you’d had one at the Big Bang it would still be going strong.