3D Printing, that’s how
3d printing seems to be taking a back seat when it comes to the press but I’ve been watching this for quite a while now. It’s unusual as often jounalists hail any new technology as world-changing only for it to be a little less than that.
It will change the world and faster than we think.
Imagine being able to “print” i.e. manufacture just about anything you want in your own home or office anywhere in the world.
Imagine the new car, a new pair of glasses, toys, medicine, food (yes food), body parts (yes body parts), clothes – it will all be printable.
Raw materials and their distribution will become a key factor (and by the way some of this is bio produced, i.e. made from growing crops!) as will design and copyright protection – open source? How do the designers get paid?
Oh boy are some people going to have to think hard in the very near future.
Me, well I’ll just print myself a new iPhone and call up some buddies, see what they think.