• http://www.facebook.com/spiritdude Rene K. Mueller

    I think Mark Zuckerberg was right on in the early days, when he said he didn’t know what Facebook could be, when his partners wanted to plaster Facebook with ads – he knew, Facebook is about connecting people, not to make cash – yes, we are now in 2012, 1/7 of humankind seems on Facebook and Zuckerberg went public on the stock-market to cash in. 3D Printing is like so early stage, I think hardly anyone has a clue where the ride goes – because the possibilities are enourmous: we will see an increases frequency in the development cycles, and a highly parallel (many people having 3d printers). And honestly, the real interesting part are the RepRaps, to a much lesser degree sole 3d printers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spiritdude Rene K. Mueller

    Btw, that graphic above, where did you get the time-machine from to make it slightly back in time? ;-)

    • http://twitter.com/alistardean al dean

      ahahaha. perfect.

      • http://twitter.com/RPES12 Rachel Park

        -.-

  • http://twitter.com/RPES12 Rachel Park

    I totally agree Rene – there are so many different directions that 3D printing can / will go in the future!

    As for the graphic – made the point more simply AND prettier than the others ;-)

  • http://post404.com/ Randall “texrat” Arnold

    I really hate to see “trough of disillusionment” applied here. In contrast to Tromans, I’m fighting the misconception that NOTHING of value can be 3D printed. Sooo much misinformation of ALL kinds flying around out there.

    Can we find a common sense middle-ground and approach the subject from there instead of riding a pendulum (not saying Rachel is doing that)?

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