Designing Reality How to Survive and Thrive in the Third

That's the promise and peril of the third digital revolution where anyone will be able to make almost anything Two digital revolutions computing and communication have radically transformed our economy and lives A third digital revolution is here fabrication Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend accelerating exponentially to turn data into objects Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek While digital fabrication promises us self sufficient cities and the ability to make almost anything it could also lead to massive inequality The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat footed thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this timeThat's the promise and peril of the third digital revolution where anyone will be able to make almost anything Two digital revolutions computing and communication have radically transformed our economy and lives A third digital revolution is here fabrication Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend accelerating exponentially to turn data into objects Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek While digital fabrication promises us self sufficient cities and the ability to make almost anything it could also lead to massive inequality The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat footed thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this timeThat's the promise and peril of the third digital revolution where anyone will be able to make almost anything Two digital revolutions computing and communication have radically transformed our economy and lives A third digital revolution is here fabrication Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend accelerating exponentially to turn data into objects Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek While digital fabrication promises us self sufficient cities and the ability to make almost anything it could also lead to massive inequality The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat footed thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this time