Concept Video Demonstrates Intel's "Programmable Matter" Idea

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smashingpumpin

Not that i am one, but i can already imagine what females would do with one of these.  Talkin about a perfectly contoured toy for caves lol. Oh wait a sec, so do perfectly contoured caves for men!

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Zazubovich

Give W a couple of bottles of his favorite drinkies and Cheney's massive carcass a heave into a heavy lift commercial rocket.  Cheney's carcass is targeted for one end of the asteroid, changing its spin by modifying its center of mass.  Bush gets launched to the sunward side at the new center of mass, and as the sun hits him the bourbon will ionize in a mighty stream out of his puckered pie hole, creating a jet of ionized bourbon that will gently steer the asteroid mass away from Earth.  Now, how to get the associated smaller chunks to land in the inbred areas of the country creating depopulated opportunity zones......

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jcollins

I wonder how long before this is used in/with porn?

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Peanut Fox

Could this be used to pirate hardware?  nVidia comes out with a new graphics card, and using this technology you go online and download scamatics for the device and mold your own.

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Cache

See, this is going to be GREAT for the first... I dunno, the first six months.  Then someone is going to release a virus into the wild that exploits this so that it turns into a steaming pile of dog vomit for all the board members to admire, thus ending Joe's career to the top.

Still, while I like the concept, I very much doubt the ability of the product to last any longer than the 3-ticket winnings at Chuck-E-Cheese.

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I Jedi

I think this has real potential benefit to the main stream market. Imagine being able to re-size your glasses, so that they fit properly on your head. The possibility of giving presentations to an entire class or group, like in the video and much, much more. I definitely hope that this technology gets made, can be made to the public easily, and have a lot of widespread implementations. I can't fathom all that this might help with, but I am sure glad I'm able to be a part of a generation where discovery is accelerating. 

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Keith E. Whisman

Yeah well we need to hurry up and discover a way to stop an astroid from hitting earth by 2036 as there is one that is supposed to hit. I think it's 3 miles in diameter.It's a big mofo.

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I Jedi

Unfortunately, we have no delivery system presently capable of stopping or destroying an asteroid. There have been numerous ideas thrown around about “how to” stop one, but you’re talking about stopping an asteroid that’s hurtling at you at several thousand miles per second and is several miles, if not more, in size. In other words, it’s one big ass object coming at you from millions of miles away with one bad ass attitude to wipe you out.

I believe that the only way to stop an asteroid from wiping us out is to know far in advance where it is, the speed at which it is coming at us, and how big it is. With this information, I believe we could send nuclear missiles out there that could travel several months on inertia (if no gravity affects them to take them off course.) and have them detonate at pre-determined locations NEAR the asteroid, not at. This way we nudge the asteroid's trajectory away slowly from the Earth and it’ll miss us in this case. This idea may have, and I’m sure it has, been thrown around by the scientific community, and I’m sure most who already have dismissed this idea think of me as a moron at this point because of so many things that could go wrong with this plan. It is my only idea on how to stop an asteroid from causing humanity’s terrible (SARCASM BS METER ALERT) downfall.

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Keith E. Whisman

If we could only send Ex Arizona Govenor Janet Nopalitano to the surface of this Astroid we could channel the hot gases that is constantly spewing forth from her mouth to change the trajectory of this astroid so that it strikes our Moon or Mars or even Jupiter. If the ExGov won't do alone we can send others to help her like Oprah Wintfrey... God that may be over doing it.. That maybe too much hot gases..

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I Jedi

You don't want it to STRIKE the Moon. 

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Keith E. Whisman

better than it hitting the earth.

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knexkid

Can you please mold me an nVidia 295 and a core i7?

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NeauxFear

Agreed

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Keith E. Whisman

This is what is going to be used to design the real deathstar.

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