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(SFGate)   Since you can already make boats and cars and guns with 3D printers, why not try to make a human heart?   (sfgate.com) divider line 27
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2014-04-10 08:53:31 AM  
PC Load Ventricle!

What the f*ck does that even mean?
 
2014-04-10 09:44:26 AM  
I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart
 
2014-04-10 10:10:38 AM  
I need a power steering pump for a 63 Rambler Classic.
 
2014-04-10 10:23:01 AM  
A couple hundred years of tech advancement, and we've basically got Star Trek replicators. These are just the beginning.
 
2014-04-10 10:30:03 AM  
We already have Fleshlights
 
2014-04-10 10:35:54 AM  
Heh..."Blue Screen of Death" will have a whole new meaning...and you REALLY want to watch out for those viruses...

/it's all fun and games until a Russian teenager hacks your e-lungs
 
2014-04-10 10:41:23 AM  
Flying car!

All I want is my farking flying car I was promised 40 years ago.
 
2014-04-10 10:41:45 AM  
Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.
 
2014-04-10 10:50:55 AM  

flaminio: A couple hundred years of tech advancement, and we've basically got Star Trek replicators. These are just the beginning.


Yeah, if the 'replicators' can turn our poop into food directly, then yes.

/No, I insist - you eat the first cupcake!
 
2014-04-10 10:52:29 AM  
That flexible ninjaflex filliament is some awsome stuff. I bet you could print a working artificial heart body and valves at home using that and a mix of regular ABS plastic pretty easily. The inherent micro voids in the printed part might be problematic if you didn't seal the surface with some medical grade epoxy and whatnot, but it might work!
 
2014-04-10 10:55:44 AM  
But I was assured that 3D Printers were just a fad and would never have practical applications!!!
 
2014-04-10 10:57:00 AM  

PunGent: Heh..."Blue Screen of Death" will have a whole new meaning...and you REALLY want to watch out for those viruses...

/it's all fun and games until a Russian teenager hacks your e-lungs


"You could even get telaesthetics patched into your spinal column at various key vertebrae, But this was said to have its drawbacks: some concerns about long-term nerve damage, plus it was rumored that hackers for the big media companies had figured out a way to get through the defenses that were built into such systems, and ran junk advertisements in your peripheral vision all the time- even when your eyes were closed. Bud knew a guy like that who'd somehow gotten infected with a meme that ran advertisements for roach motels, in Hindi, superimposed on the bottom right-hand corner of his visual field, twenty-four hours a day, until the guy whacked himself."

 
2014-04-10 11:04:14 AM  
www.johnstrange.com
 
2014-04-10 11:04:50 AM  
tng.trekcore.com

tng.trekcore.com

Unavailable for comment.
 
2014-04-10 11:05:29 AM  
I tried to print toast but it got jammed
 
2014-04-10 11:06:54 AM  
Yeah okay, whatever, but you're kidding yourself if you think they'll taste the same.
 
2014-04-10 11:10:08 AM  
Wasn't that an episode of Arthur?
 
2014-04-10 11:14:55 AM  
When 3d printers can print electronics it wil be pretty cool. Same with clothes.
 
2014-04-10 11:16:34 AM  

Public Savant: flaminio: A couple hundred years of tech advancement, and we've basically got Star Trek replicators. These are just the beginning.

Yeah, if the 'replicators' can turn our poop into food directly, then yes.

/No, I insist - you eat the first cupcake!


Do I look German to you?
 
2014-04-10 11:24:00 AM  
Just borrow one


bigbeefco.com
 
2014-04-10 12:03:12 PM  

grinding_journalist: PunGent: Heh..."Blue Screen of Death" will have a whole new meaning...and you REALLY want to watch out for those viruses...

/it's all fun and games until a Russian teenager hacks your e-lungs


"You could even get telaesthetics patched into your spinal column at various key vertebrae, But this was said to have its drawbacks: some concerns about long-term nerve damage, plus it was rumored that hackers for the big media companies had figured out a way to get through the defenses that were built into such systems, and ran junk advertisements in your peripheral vision all the time- even when your eyes were closed. Bud knew a guy like that who'd somehow gotten infected with a meme that ran advertisements for roach motels, in Hindi, superimposed on the bottom right-hand corner of his visual field, twenty-four hours a day, until the guy whacked himself."


This dream brought to you by Lightspeed Briefs.
 
2014-04-10 12:23:40 PM  

anfrind: "You could even get telaesthetics patched into your spinal column at various key vertebrae

..."

Neal Stephenson is so amazing.  I wonder what his next book is going to be about.
 
2014-04-10 01:05:01 PM  

bdub77: I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart


You must have loved that message in a bottle thread.
 
2014-04-10 01:16:55 PM  
The skull was pretty sweet too (if you have a weak stomach you may want to skip the video):

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/medical-first-3-d-printe d- skull-successfully-implanted-woman-n65576
 
2014-04-10 01:46:43 PM  
WelldeadLink:
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Will it even fix my Michael Jackson Nose?
 
2014-04-11 08:55:53 AM  

ChipNASA: We already have Fleshlights


I always figured homemade sex toys were a significant unspoken driving force of 3d printing.
 
2014-04-11 12:47:00 PM  
When 3D Printers are outlawed, only outlaws will have 3D Printers.
 
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