IBM has made an animated movie by moving atoms around. This may sound like something of little or no relevance to most people, but the reason they are doing it seems even move bizarre…”because they can”.
The real purpose I think is to interest potential engineers in the vision these people have and to inspire them by doing something fun and out of the ordinary.
This is my second time I have found IBM doing something out of the ordinary and truly remarkable. Previously, they built a computer program that understands a question in natural language. The project was so successful it was able to beat the best of the best contestants in a series of Jeopardy.
See the video about Watson on Youtube