Easy when you know how !
-Imagine one of these in every home !
"Honey..? Did you collapse the garbage like I asked?"
I wonder if collapsing matter could be sorted into its respective elements or compounds?
Or if collapsing structures could be altered to produce only lumps of gold?
Well they'd pave the streets with it then...
It would probably redefine the old saying, "There goes the neighborhood!"
As in, "Jeez, there was a whole city block here just a few minutes ago!"
If anybody ever invents something like this we may never know, because they'll most likely be sucked in and disappear before the bubble collapses.
"Good News, Everyone!"
But this wasn't what I meant about folding, collapsing, deflating, etc.
The nomadic design could be taken apart into small pieces that fit in a box, a bag or your pocket. The chair could also be built from scratch using plans and whatever materials are available. It could be assembled when needed, then taken apart and reused for something else, or just redistributed into other places with much less footprint.
You can't do that with things that have been assembled by industrial protocols, generally.
What they do is build things to sell. You're not supposed to take them apart or fix them.