A metamaterial with proper design would much like the pieces of a mechanical computer. With the right combination of metamaterials, one for each transaction, arranged in appropriate settings would result in a computer.
The University of Pennsylvania in the United States, the institution where he built one of the first computers in history, the ENIAC, is the pioneer stage of work on a concept that may lead to a new revolution in computing.
Preliminary research by experts Pennsylvania, Texas in Austin and Sannio in Italy, shows that it is feasible to design metamaterials capable of running itself photonic calculations as a light wave passes through them.
Visualize and manipulate the profile of a light wave is commonplace for applications such as digital image processing, though it is usual is performed after the light has been converted into electronic signals that represent digital information.