“We could not make the airport bigger; the physical footprint is limited by highways, cities and villages. We must make more capacity available by making the system smarter…The system chooses the fastest way by which it can get the suitcase to its exit point… So you can imagine the intelligent software creates space where there was no space before. Schiphol is not really buying software, they are buying performance.”
In this practical example, organization of matter has lent itself to the organization of bits, thus providing an immaterial substitution for the architecture of space.
 Hans Deijkers & Remco Sierat of IBM Global ServicesPhoto: Port Sudan Airport courtesy Science Photo Library
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