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(LA Times)   3D Printer use #1,273 - Skull replacement   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Office of Personnel Management, skulls, implants  
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2013-03-09 05:18:51 PM  
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Just don't quote, just don't quote.
2013-03-09 01:13:20 PM  
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I seriously hope that we can achieve 3D printing at the molecular level so we can one day synthesize whatever the hell enzyme QA is missing in his brain that makes him such an idiot.

/double points if wel have to do this in orbit.
2013-03-09 01:04:24 PM  
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Fano: To be fair, the first couple posts in the thread were QA bait.

I didn't think he'd actually show up. But now that he has, and I got a good sense of his vitriol, I'm now interested in how far he will take it.

The gist of his complaints is that nothing futuristic can be accomplished with current technology. Well duh -- that's like complaining that Alexander Graham Bell's invention is a failure because you can't text people with it. But the great thing about current technology is that it eventually spurns new technology. No, 3D printing won't build a better TV dinner. It's probably not ever going to. But to throw out the tech as because it's unable to progress beyond its current attributes is like an electronics engineer in the 40s throwing out the concept of miniaturization because vacuum tubes can never be made that small.

I'm not a 3D printing proponent. I'm a "well, let's wait and see" kinda guy because if there's one thing I've learned from watching dozens of James Burke video essays, technology has the stochastic tendency to surprise all of us in sporadic and usually very random ways.
2013-03-09 11:50:24 AM  
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I'm sure that won't help him live any longer at all.
2013-03-09 11:22:45 AM  
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Obviously this 3D printing thing is not going anywhere so we should just stop hyping it up. It'll fizzle out just like that computer fad thing in the 70s or the horseless carriage debacle in the 1880s. Technology has limits, y'know.
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