According to the Ancient Greeks, Morpheus is the oldest of triplets known as the Oneiroi: the attendants of Hypnos, the god of Sleep, bringing dreams to mortals and gods alike. According to a service that uses 3D printing, Morpheus is also a beautiful way to bring your treasured memories, and treasured treasures, back from the past.
There are few things more disheartening than losing something precious to you. Ask Gollum of Lord Of The Rings for one. Every year, doubtless thousands of people lose heirlooms, engagement rings and rings of (emotional) power. Morpheus, just updated to its V2.0, enables those people (and other creatures) to rekindle lost memories and recreate lost ‘things’, showing once again the almost endless positive potential of 3D printing.
In one instance, provided as an example, Morpheus helped a costumer surprise his wife with a great gift: A pair of earrings inspired by her favorite movie, Gladiator.
Morpheus pairs off those who seek to find that what once seemed most surely lost with specialist jewellery designers. This is the first niche application I have seen of the more general designer-to-customer networks seen in examples such 3Dhubs and makexyz.
What other examples may be forthcoming? Patents will be a consideration for budding entrepreneurs, but a number of areas are out there to claim: from just-too-broken-to-repair antique bowls to custom props for your kid’s old Matrix movie Morpheus toy?
In the next few weeks Morpheus will be launching the new version of their platform. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak!