How The World Will Be Changed Forever: 3-D Printers
My mind has officially been blown.
I just had a moment of clarity that put our time and place in the universe in perspective.
Sure, my mind was also blown when at 10 years old, I learned of a box I could place food in that would heat up my food through molecular polarization. Microwaves were cray.
Equally mind blowing was when my rich Joo uncle picked me up in his Benz that had a telephone in it. Shit wasn’t plugged into the wall! For only $12 a call, he could speak to anyone in a 2 mile radius. Craaaaaaay.
Cable television, the internet, Serato, cars that park themselves…I’ve witnessed the world dramatically change since I first came through in 1975.
When I was 5, electric typewriters were an incredible luxury.
My son at 5 instinctively logs on to Youtube, studies a walk through video of an X-Box 360 game, and proceeds to wiz through level after level as he competes against a 24 year old in Beijing all in real time. Fuck I’m old.
However, today, I have seen the future. I have seen something that puts my naïve perception of “technology” to shame. I now realize we, in 2013, may as well be rubbing rocks together, and carpooling with our buddy Barney to the ole rock quarry for a day of work. Mark my words. This invention will change the course of history, and I fear, for the worse.
The 3-D printer. Been around for about 3 years. Here’s the short of it. Scan the picture of an object. Atoms and molecules collide, and voila…you are now physically holding that object.
Need a hammer? Cool. Scan it, and you will have a fully operational hammer. No trip to Home Depot, no leaving the house, no money spent.
Here’s where shit is dangerous. Want to make a gun? No background check, no serial numbers, no registration. Shit, make 100 guns.
Additionally, shit is extra ill because the object you “print” out has moveable, operational working parts. An adjustable wrench, car parts, furniture…all you need is a picture of it.
This is where we’re at. A technological crossroads where the internet is old hat, and the new game in town is manipulating atoms to create products.
Go head and try to wrap your brain around this:
If you have any money to invest, this is it. Get in any way you can. This is the ground floor of a manufacturing revolution.