Hacking Matter: Levitating Chairs, Quantum Mirages, And The Infinite Weirdness Of Programmable Atoms (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Computers - 240 pages
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Programmable matter is probably not the next technological revolution, nor even perhaps the one after that. But it's coming, and when it does, it will change our lives as much as any invention ever has. Imagine being able to program matter itself-to change it, with the click of a cursor, from hard to soft, from paper to stone, from fluorescent to super-reflective to invisible. Supported by organizations ranging from Levi Strauss and IBM to the Defense Department, solid-state physicists in renowned laboratories are working to make it a reality. In this dazzling investigation, Wil McCarthy visits the laboratories and talks with the researchers who are developing this extraordinary technology, describes how they are learning to control it, and tells us where all this will lead. The possibilities are truly astonishing.
  

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User Review  - BakuDreamer - LibraryThing

This is all about quantum dots ( which I think should be called quantum cells ) and it doesn't skip on details Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Hall - Goodreads

A good introduction to the possible future applications of programmable matter and quantum physics applied to technology in general for those who might have heard of such things before. It makes for an interesting read but the non-physics and/or computer minded need not bother. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Wil McCarthy is a novelist, the science columnist for the SciFi channel, and the Chief Technology Officer for Galileo Shipyards, an aerospace research corporation. Hacking Matter is an expansion of an article that appeared in Wired in October 2001. He lives in Lakewood, Colorado.

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