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Originally posted by Triesta
I just watched a video on how these items are made with the 3D printer. You need material to print out your object layer by layer. So I'm assuming the bigger printers that print out more than neti pots or bunny rabbits will cost you over 10K to begin with. Just imagine trying to print out motor vehicle parts such as tires or combustion engines. It would take mounds of material, energy and you'd still have to have the technical-know-how in order to assemble these products. This will not destroy manufacturing at the level that it's at currently, but perhaps in the future this technology will be upgraded somehow.
Originally posted by rickymouse
So now everyone will be out of work, replaced by technology. Soon they will be able to build computerized robots to make programers obsolete. How are they going to sell these things if there is noone to buy them? I suppose this is in preparation of reducing humans from seven billion down to 500 million people. Oh well, that's life.