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originally posted by: sn0rch
There are problems with equating this to star trek technology.
For instance the food. It's not making food. it's rearranging it. The problem for NASA is storage space, where currently it takes up a lot of space with pre-packaged MREs. So if it was all one block of gunk, .. well the only difference is it would look different.
it's not as if they're going to be printing out steaks and roast lamb or ice cream and strawberries.
originally posted by: Psynic
I expect we will come to despise fake, 3D printed items the same way we do with cheap Chinese knock-offs.
Craftsmanship will be the elusive quality we'll crave.