Humanity has measured its evolution, throughout history, as an industrialized species by earmarking certain inventions. We are in the present, thanks to past inventions such as the wheel, the printing press, sliced bread, and video games ( I hereby declare that it made computers mainstream and freaking fun). And we are fully set to be dropkicked into the future, thanks to 3D printing, which is the future of everything.
Don’t believe me? Here is a list the top 11 major industry sectors currently using and researching 3D Printing:
2. Industrial Design.
3. Engineering and Construction.
6. Medical Industries.
8. Geographic Information Systems.
9. Civil engineering.
10. Anime Figurines.
The above list doesn’t even include minor industries, such as the jewelry, shoe design, fashion and food.
3D Printing is the future of everything for one simple reason; its unsurpassed potential to create things that are both organic and non-organic. All that is required is a 3D Image, and the proper ingredients.
The medical industry had a major breakthrough just recently, in which an almost fully functioning human ear was created; designed to be used on a live human patient. Our amazing executive editor covered the whole story in depth. Who’s to say entire missing limbs cannot be printed out in the future? Soft tissue limbs (eyes, ears, nose, tongues , etc.) are just the beginning, if we crank up this technology up to eleven, we may not even have amputees in the future at all.
But it’s not all about high level industrial complexes using 3D printing for the sake of ground breaking research, printers that can create cupcakes, burger patties and various other edible goodies are already out and about. Cooking in its traditional sense, may become obsolete fifty or seventy years down the line.
But, it’s not all good news, as light can only exist where there is darkness.
A website named DEFCAD hosts various 3D models for plastic guns, grenades and other weaponry. Although these models have been reprinted into actual physical three dimensional products, none have so far been used to lethal effect. But the idea of being able to download a gun’s blueprints and then simply create a functioning version, with the click of a button, is pretty scary.
What do you think of 3D printing? The future of everything? Or the future’s ruin? Sound off in the comments!