Beyond an initial novelty, 3D printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3D printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world.
The video discusses the potential impact that 3D printing will have on the economy, on customization and on copyright issues. How about building replacement organs out of living cells or printing your next meal? The technology is already being used to print concrete for repairing coral reefs and for lab-made rat kidneys. Technology is changing the way we interact with each other and with the world we share and this one is opening new and potentially disrupting possibilities.