Physics Speculation – A Moving Part To A Non Moving Part Device?

I wonder if its possible to make a moving part device static by changing the properties of objects or materials.

If the material have different functions that could be activated. It should reduce the mechanical complexity I think.

Like a mechanical clock to a digital watch.

A bold assumption is that everything can be made static. But the inspiration could come from mechanical solutions.

Meaning that we probably need to develop moving parts versions of our devices.

It should make things easier to find a programming language for non moving parts inventions if we know their could exist a mechanical blueprint.