Ultimate 3D Printing: Intel’s Shape-Shifting, Programmable Matter
The following video is absolutely mind blowing. Intel and a group of academic researchers are is working on a programmable matter, a shape shifting material that can take on any shape, physical property or color that will rapidly transform into literally anything. It works by moving around microscopic glass spheres called catoms that have processing power and electricity generating capabilities built in. And although they have created small working prototypes in the lab, unfortunately, the video is an animation, a concept design of what they are hoping to achieve. If and when programmable matter becomes a reality, it will be a game changer filled with endless possibilities (think: products that change shape on demand).