Have to do a bit more poking around to see how much of this is actually currently working, and how much is “concept” / for the video, but it certainly would be huge! Reminds me of Princess Leia’s hologram in the original Star Wars. Imagine how this would revolutionize business; no more traveling.
Hah! An action shot of me presenting at the Empiricist League about 2 years ago, on the future impact of 3D printing….dug up by a friend of mine.
Proud I am.
I was presenting after George Musser (former senior editor for Scientific American and the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory) and Chuck Blake (former research scientist at the Laboratory for Computer Science at MIT) – both very hard acts to follow. Yoda was my attempt at humor, following people of that caliber! Eeks!
Think I carried it off 😉
And yes, I really do think 3D printing will change EVERYTHING.
If you’re interested, here’s the presentation I gave.
Fascinating work on invisibly embedding technology that measures us throughout the day (and night?)…someday wearables will be disposable, 3D printed textile-based “devices” that can measure whatever we, and our doctors deem important (or maybe…not so important; I call that navel gazing); then our pharma printers can supply us with our customized supplements and medicines to compensate for whatever we need.