July 20, 2011
What item would you reproduce if you could?
Technology is progressing at such a pace that it almost feels as though anything is possible. Aside from machines not yet able to produce human babies, what do you think is totally impossible for machines to create?
Watch this short video for something that was completely unimaginable when I was born. Well, that was an awfully long time ago, so let’s say that it probably wasn’t thought possible when you were born either.
I am particularly interested in this video for two reasons.
First, I am always fascinated with factory tours. I love to see how things are made. Maybe that’s because I’m technically challenged, or maybe I just like to know more about how the world works.
And I am particularly pleased with the video because I had a personalize tour of this contraption several years ago by my son-in-law, who is one of the engineers there. Absolutely great to see these machines up close.
However, the second reason I was glad to see the video is because they didn’t have the capacity to scan in a tool or other item. As I understand it, they had to have an engineer write a program for the “printer” to read.
The one thing they don’t mention is the cost. This is unlikely to be a home device for a very long time. But then, they said that about the first computers, didn’t they?