Why Photonic?

‘coz it looks like the sphere below:-

Fusion powered Photonic Memory Core - Vox registration NY-114. The Time Machine (2002 film).

Fusion powered Photonic Memory Core.

This sphere features in the 2002 remake of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. And ours utilises photons for most of the entropy creation. We’re currently trying to figure out how to power it too with a fusion reactor, but we’re having difficulty sourcing the appropriate insulation tape…