Singularity Gate           One of the most fascinating aspects of nature is the bi-directional interaction of individual parts to the whole that they compose.  Complex natural systems such as ant lines and schools of fish adapt and interact through a fast series of local interaction between individuals that affect the movement of the whole group.  The individual can affect the whole and the whole can affect the individual.  This relationship creates a “singularity” that can act like an individual when interrupted by an outside force.  This is seen when a shark swims into a school of fish and the whole school, at nearly the same time, reacts and avoids the shark.  Only a few of the fish could actually see the shark but the whole school reacted.  Similar to neurons, the fish can each send an electrical impulse that is intercepted and transferred by the neighbor fish to the whole nearly instantly.  These complex systems also demonstrate redundancy.  If a few fish die, the school will not subsequently parish.            This Wall and Gate is simple singularity accomplished by an interaction of interrelated parts that affect one another.  When the door handle is pulled, the adjacent structural part reacts through the tension of the springs that connect it and it subsequently pulls the next part and so on.   All parts are held together solely through the tension of the springs.  There is no glue or mechanical fasteners.  Furthermore, the topography surrounding the handle swells to indicate the pull action required to open it, hopefully instructing the user of this action.  Nature is also very efficient.  Here, efficiency is achieved by ensuring that all parts are functioning in more than one way.  For instance, the springs hold the parts together, enable movement, transfer forces and one even acts as the handle.  A full scale, CNC milled mock-up was constructed to prove that the system works.
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