【TED】是一个会议的名称,它是英文technology,entertainment, design三个单词的首字母缩写。它是社会各界精英交流的盛会,这里有当代最杰出的思想家,这里有当代最优秀的科学家,这里有迸发着最闪耀的思想火花,这里孕育着最光辉的梦想。

Skylar Tibbits
MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly the idea that instead of building something . we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It's a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like.



So there's something super interesting about natural systems. And if we can translate that into our built environment, then there's some exciting potential for the way that we build things. And I think the key to that is self-assembly. So if we want to utilize self-assembly in our physical environment, I think there's four key factors. The first is that we need to decode all of the complexity of what we want to build .So our buildings and machines. And we need to decode that into simple sequences basically the DNA of how our buildings work. Then we need programmable parts that can take that sequence and use that to fold up, or reconfigure. We need some energy that's going to allow that to activate, allow our parts to be able to fold up from the program. And we need some type of error correction redundancy to guarantee that we have successfully built what we want.
关于自然系统有件超级有意思的事情。 如果我们能将其 转换为我们的建筑环境, 那么我们构建事物的方式就会有很大的潜力。 我认为关键是自我组装。 如果我们想要在自身的身体环境中利用自我组装, 我认为有四个关键因素。 第一个是,我们需要解码 我们所要建造的东西的所有的复杂度 .也就是我们的建筑和机器。 我们需要把它们解码成简单的序列 ,基本上就是我们的建筑运作的DNA。 接着我们需要可编程的部分 这部分能接受这一序列 并用于折叠或是重塑。 我们需要一些能量来进行激活, 使我们的这些部分能够依照程序折叠起来。 我们需要一些类型的纠错冗余 以保证我们成功建造的就是我们想要的。