First i want to say hello, since i am new here. ok, I dont know tons about physics, so the following is an idea that i have, and would like to know if it was possible. my idea is: Why not use a laser to write 0's and 1's inside a glass or stone crystal? we can already use such lasers to make a picture at a specific point inside the crystal; whether it be glass or stone. reading should be easy, just use another laser ( probably combination CD-ROM laser & specific point laser), to send the data back to the CPU. Transferring data through glass (fiber optic tubes) has proven to have near unlimited bandwidth plus huge speed difference from copper. Over in Russia, i have heard that they were able to shove 1Tb worth of data per second through a single thread of fiber over 500miles. Is this idea possible? please don't ridicule the idea. btw, i hope i am posting in the right forum.