A British firm is selling a 3D printer for home use for about $1,000. It’s for people who are technologically savvy, and who want to be on the cutting edge.
Watch it build a gadget.
Then there will be the equivalent of Visicalc, a “killer app” for business. That is when this technology will get into the general population.
This will change the world. It will take a decade or two, but we can see what’s coming. When a home brew version starts out at $1,000, the cost will fall, and capabilities will increase.
There will be designs posted online anywhere in earth. The designs will be for things that manufacturers think can be patented. Think of file sharing of music. Think “music industry profits.”
Think “you can’t own one. It’s not for sale.”
Think “you must register these with the government.”
Think “import tariffs and quotas.”