my question is simple. Is it possible to use plants as a medium to store data?
My opinion is: Possible, but we need to solve, how to distinguish 2 states. Duplication and CRC of stored DATA is quiet simple. Growing new plants is easiest possibility, but we need to create unit, which will take care about raid and duplicating informations between all plants.
Could there be a different data-structure? What is a potential of storing data into plants? What about security? How would you write data into plants without losing that information?
No, this is not a joke. Think about it. It grows everywhere, it is protected against water, cold, wet, dry, magnetic field, shaking and so on.
Try to remember, you can use your own garden as a datastore for your music, films and data. Or just use public garden to share media, photographs, messages or opinions by connecting remotely to plants.