The PC All Over Again?

3D printers are set to revolutionize how we do things in the future. This is both exciting, offering us a host of untapped opportunities, as well as potentially worrisome for many. Much like the PC, the 3D printer has shrunk in size and cost and is now making its way into homes across the world. Michael Weinberg of Public Knowledge, an advocacy group in Washington, DC, has voiced concerns that this access to this technology may soon be stamped out by manufacturers who have identified this technology as a possible threat to their income. In fact, the printer has already donned the nickname “piracy machine” based on its ability to make identical replicas of various products.

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