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3D printing: I think it may be soup

3D Printing and The Replicator Economy

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot,” is the command synonymous for every fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation with one of that show’s most magical technologies: the replicator. Using 25th-century mastery over matter and energy, the Enterprise’s replicators can create virtually any desired object for which it’s programmed, from a replacement engine part to Captain Picard’s beverage of choice.

No need to wait centuries, however. The beginnings of that technology may be making its way into your home within the next five years and sparking an industrial revolution in the process.

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Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 02:18PM by Registered CommenterJoel | CommentsPost a Comment

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