browsing around I found an engaging video. It’s a technology preview which could revolutionize how we interact with matter.
The video is the following:
It introduces a technology under research, based on collective intelligence of nanorobots, cooperating in swarms, able to join and take shapes to physically represent any object you can imagine.
Initially I thought it was just a game, a video appropriate for a science-fiction context rather than reality but when I visited the offical website, Claytronics Project – I had to change my mind.
If this technology will really enter in our lives in, five or fifteen years, it could be infinite applications.
I cannot know if researchers will make it but if they will, the popular T1000 robot of the Terminator 2 movie, taking the shape of objects and living beings, it’s not so far in the future!
I am excited and scared at the same time.
It’s no more a matter of a PC infected by a virus, which we can shut down immediately.
Imagine a one meter cube of nanorobots losing control. What would happen?
They could become sands (no problem so far), o the y could take incontrollable, dynamic shapes, potentially destructive and lethal for their neighborhood.
Imagine now a thin crack in your house, just the diameter of sand grain. In that tiny hole swarms of nanorobots could enter and do whatever they want anytime.
Now think about a normal house key, made of nanorobots which could adapt to any keyhole…