The rise of 3-D printers is no big deal, really.
EXCEPT FOR THAT IT’S GOING TO CHANGE EVERYTHING, OMG!
At least that’s what I said in a column I wrote. It’s one of those things that, as I felt early on with the Internet, seems like it has the potential to affect so many things. It’s already changing the way we think about weapons.
What we’re seeing now with the melted plastic and the cute little nozzles is pretty crude compared to where it’s probably going to end up. But look at how fast things are moving now. Look at how fast we iterate. We can’t even make comics to keep up with it all! We need self-replicating comic strips!
Geeks, please get on that.
Incidentally, self-replicating 3-D printers are not something we made up. That shit IS REAL, dawg.