This is no fantasy... no careless product of wild imagination. No, my good friends.
Scientists at the University of Southampton (together with the Eindhoven University of Technology) have developed a method of recording optical information in glass that allows for a massive amount of information to be stored, practically forever...by using lasers to record it in five dimensions.
How cool is science? So cool that we can only compare it to superhero comics, because that is the nearest analogue. The group supervisor summed it up with this: “It is thrilling to think that we have created the first document which will likely survive the human race.” It is thrilling!
They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be...