Will 3-D Printing Change the World?

March 3, 2013
Beyond an initial novelty, 3-D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based.

Much attention has been paid to 3-D Printing lately, with new companies developing cheaper and more efficient consumer models that have wowed the tech community. They herald 3-D Printing as a revolutionary and disruptive technology, but how will these printers truly affect our society? Beyond an initial novelty, 3-D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3-D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world.

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