Are you happy storing things like videos, photos, personal documents online? Are you sure they’ll be there tomorrow? What about in 5 years? What about all your internet passwords, does anyone else know them, can your family access your Facebook account or your web albums after you’ve died? What about your DNA? If these kinds of questions keep you up at night, then maybe you need the Swiss DNA Bank.
Swiss DNA Bank is a online personal repository with servers located in a super secure facility buried in a mountain in Switzerland. Swiss DNA Bank can store your DNA and your digital stuff forever. We’re not talking cryogenically frozen bodies here, just a sample of your DNA locked up in a secure bank vault, protected but still accessible if you or your progeny need it. Just apply for the kit, swab the side of your mouth, seal it up, send it off and they’ll keep your DNA nice and secure no matter what life throws at you.
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Storing your DNA is all well and good, but what about the rest of you; photos, documents, videos and such? Well you can send them along too, secured in the vault with a one-time password just like online banking. You can also go a lot further and store the important details of your life like passwords, wills, medical records, messages or videos wills for loved-ones. The online interface also has a “Life Browser” where you can record all the important aspects of your life in chronological order along with pictures and videos.
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Prices for the Swiss DNA Bank service are US$199 for 1Gb of data stored forever, up to US$598 for 4Gb of storage. If you want your DNA stashed away as well as your 4Gb well that’s US$698. If you want to access your relative’s information in the bank you’ll need to sign up for a Basic account which is US$69 plus US$19 shipping for the password token. These prices are all one-off and there are no subscription fees. The money is poured into the Perpetual Financial Engine, fiduciary investments that generate enough interest each year to cover the cost of storage.
This kind of service may sound a little overboard, but if you really want to keep your stuff online and be assured it’ll stick around, then it might be worth a look.
Our mission is to store securely and forever your digital and biological footprint on this planet. Swiss DNA Bank’s secure servers and storage facilities are located in a military vault in the Swiss Alps: one of the most secure locations on the planet. State of the art secure web access makes this service available worldwide for your outmost convenience.