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Well fans are waiting for transformers a battle on the big screen and a sequel that is expected he may be the biggest blockbuster of the summer meanwhile.
Researchers backed by the Pentagon are developing their real life technology to allow metal to fold on itself and change in a different shapes.
That means maybe.
Aircraft could morph into a ground vehicle.
-- -- -- could adjust to any climate this is call programmable matter explain what that is you know.
So the idea -- you have little pieces.
And these these pieces that I have here are like so -- simulations -- magnets.
And they remind you of a robe excuse.
And these things can be manufactured now very very small like nearly the size of a grain of sand.
And so here it is a straight column it sends a computer command to itself and it becomes a bent column.
So the first idea that for example the defense.
Advanced research projects agency DARPA.
One of the first ideas would be if you had this small enough.
You could have.
Shaped like this that would change its shape.
Do something to become an antenna of a different -- -- different shape that would maybe.
Pick up wavelengths of a different well radio signals of a different way of like.
But then you sit there and -- suppose instead of just changing antennas and did this or that.
We could change him into anything and then you can have a Jeep become a car become a truck become an airplane you could change cower.
And the -- the way this works.
Is that each of these segments.
Of this hypothetical programmable matter.
Could send commands to each of the other pieces and so for example guys at Cornell people at Cornell.
University have the stuff -- 11 of these assemblage is can build a replica of itself can't get over -- Schwarzenegger's -- from forty years ago where exactly like that Polley metal yeah this song just robots that flow like Mercury.
That would go through small openings to enter a cave.
Or bunker competency thing is -- a real realistic.
It's it's science fiction but the longest journey starts -- a single step.
And so if you can get a machine they can make a replica of itself.
The logical conclusion is that.
It would dare I say let's take over the war.
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