Memory tapes are a type of information storage media used in many applications across the Frontier. There are several different physical media that can be used by memory tapes, ranging from various-sized reels of magnetic tape to compact assemblages of micro-circuited chips to solid-state media. All perform the same function, however.
Memory tapes have limits as to how much information can be retained depending on the size of the tape and type of storage technology employed.
Specialized forms of memory tape exist for specific applications, including:
- Data Tapes - data tapes record raw information from a camera, scanner, or other device for later playback and/or analysis.
- Programs/Progits - programs for computers and progits for bodycomps contain memory tapes that store the program to be run.
- Teaching Tapes - used in conjunction with teaching helmets as part of hypno-training. Teaching tapes contain the information necessary to explain to the student how to perform a specific skill.