Computronium

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Computronium is a material hypothesized by Norman Margolus and Tommaso Toffoli of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991 to be used as "programmable matter", a substrate for computer modeling of virtually any real object.[1]

It also refers to a theoretical arrangement of matter that is the best possible form of computing device for that amount of matter.[2]

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  1. ^ Amato, I. (21 Aug. 1991). Speculating in Precious Computronium. Science 253:856–857.
  2. ^ CFAI glossary: computronium Archived 2010-04-20 at the Wayback Machine