3D Printing circa 2011


Check out the fascinating tool highlighted in the above video. It’s called a 3D printer, and it will soon be a key component in the bid to eradicate extreme poverty.

A single unit alone could be a game changer for anyone who needs tools, and that’s just where the technology is today.

Eventually, say within 10 years, these devices will be capable of producing complex machinery and electronics, like computers, solar panels or even parts to build another 3D printer!

Just imagine what could be built for people in developing nations: irrigation pumps for farmers, net-ready devices for students, parts for a wind-generator.

With a 3D printer, pretty much anything you can dream up, you can make. And if that thought doesn’t fill you with optimism, then perhaps you’re not trying hard enough. =D

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