In the final keynote of the Intel Developer Forum recently, Justin Rattner, Intel’s chief technology officer, shed some light on work around programmable matter, as he teased the audience with what Intel believes would apply as technology in the next four decades. The idea of programmable matter, he explained, revolves around tiny glass spheres with processing power and photovoltaic for generating electricity to run the tiny circuitry. These particles called catoms would move relative to one another via electrostatic. The concept of programmable matter can be thought of as “the ultimate form of digital printing”, Rattner said. “You literally could make an object of any imaginable shape, or design an object of any imaginable shape, and simply ‘hit the print command’ and the matter would take that shape. Read more HERE.
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This is a great topic at the moment and is truly amazing technology. Have you seen the Crazy Morphing Suitcase Video? Lets hope this is the future!