Strategic Design

[Originally published January 2016.]

We’re making nano assemblers that build cells, we’re making micro assemblers that build integrated circuits, we’re making macro assemblers that build jumbo jets, we’re making giant assemblers that build geological scale features, and we’re working on space assemblers to build space civilizations, all based on this fundamental transition of digitizing fabrication, not by making the design digital, but by actually putting codes into the construction of the material. It fundamentally is a third digital revolution.

-Professor Neil Gershenfeld.

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