Brain Implanted Devices in Johnny Mnemonic
Set in the future, the movie revolves around Johnny Mnemonic works as a freelance data courier who has sensitive data and information stored in his brain. He has done a cyber kinetic implant that lets him store all the relevant data in his mind. Johnny can get access to this information whenever he wants. Everyone who watched the movie was super intrigued by the concept of storing data into the brain that eventually minimizes the risk of data breaches. It left the audience thinking that such intelligence could exist in the real world. However, the question that arises here is how much data can be saved in such brain centric device.
A whopping 80GB or as much is the memory of a smartphone. The movie claims that Johnny carried around 320 GB, which is as much RAM as found in the upgraded PlayStation. It is utterly nonsensical as the brain cannot yet hold such a massive amount of data. On the brighter side, which is much more believable, Elon Musk is on the quest to develop Neuralink. The idea behind Neuralink is to enable paralyzed people to use computers and tablets. It is the closest technology that can be matched with Johnny’s cyber kinetic implant. The chances are that even if we can harness or hack into our brain to store data, we would be able to save a petabyte of data, and that would be enough to capture the internet to its eternity.