A Swiss based service aptly named SwissDNABank has tapped into the life archiving obsession that has become ameliorated by the Quantified Self age of personal genomics and offering ultra-secure DNA storage centre that meets Swiss banking regulations. With a one off cost of $300, customers can store their self-swabbed DNA and up to 1 GB of digital data, forever. The DNA and the web servers are held in a former Swiss military underground nuclear shelter in Gstaad, named Swiss Fort Knox. The online data storage is named the “Forever Account” and is accessible only to the holder of two passwords: one created by the user upon sign-up, the other generated by a constantly changing key card supplied by Swiss DNA Bank.
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“The Future of Self-Knowledge” research blog encompasses the techniques and methodologies used in corporate horizon scanning & forecasting, and their counterparts in ancient divination practices and the rise in personal genome services.
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