In the story of The Machine, I describe it as a large machine full of modules that interconnect.
What would some reasonable modules be? How should the functions split up? Would the module that makes sandwiches be the same one that makes knives? Would there even be a module that makes sandwiches or just one that makes bread and one that dispenses protein and veggies but you assemble the sandwich yourself?
What kinds of very early modules can we imagine being able to make today? How would they be designed? What prior work has their been? Can you imagine the basic system architecture of a module we could make today? Can you provide schematics and sketches?
What is a list of things you can make with a module today?
For example, can you imagine a module that takes in water, rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, and several other ingredients and outputs cooked oatmeal bars?
Please share your thoughts here.