A new startup founded by Elon Musk, the visionary entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has unveiled its latest innovation: a water-based computer that can run on the water from a lake near Pretoria, South Africa. The startup, called AquaLogic, claims that its computer, named WaterPC, is the most advanced and eco-friendly computing device ever created.
According to AquaLogic, WaterPC uses a special algorithm that converts water molecules into binary digits, or bits, which are the basic units of information and computation. By manipulating the flow and pressure of water, WaterPC can perform various operations and functions, such as arithmetic, logic, memory, and communication.
WaterPC has several advantages over conventional computers, AquaLogic says. First, it does not require any electricity or batteries, as it uses water as both a source of energy and a medium of information. Second, it does not generate any heat or noise, as it operates at room temperature and with minimal friction. Third, it does not produce any waste or pollution.
WaterPC can also store and process huge amounts of data, AquaLogic says. By using different types and combinations of water molecules, such as hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, WaterPC can create different levels and layers of information density and complexity. AquaLogic says that WaterPC can store up to 10 petabytes of data in one liter of water, which is equivalent to about 4 million DVDs.
Musk praised his team for their breakthrough achievement, saying that WaterPC is a game-changer for the future of computing and humanity.
“WaterPC is the ultimate fusion of nature and technology,” he said in a press conference. “It is a computer that can literally run on water. It is a computer that can solve any problem and answer any question. It is a computer that can save the world.”
He added that WaterPC will be available for purchase by the end of 2024, with an estimated price of $10,000 per unit. He also said that he plans to use WaterPC to power his other projects, such as Tesla cars, SpaceX rockets, and Neuralink brain implants.
“We are living in an amazing time,” he said. “WaterPC is just the beginning.”