Watch MIT’s Crazy Self-Assembling Phone Machine in Action

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is working on the future of autonomous phone manufacturing, and the future looks like a washing machine running its spin cycle. MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab has created a tool that tumbles a primitive phone into self construction without human or artificial intelligence oversight. Blocks of the phone are placed into the mixer, and then the pieces are jostled around until they snap together. The design is too basic to work on a practical manufacturing level at the moment, but it can still assemble a phone in under a minute, and hints at the type of autonomous technology that will make a universal basic income a necessity. “If you look at how things are manufactured at every other scale other than the human scale — look at…


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