Originally posted by buster2010
Originally posted by jude11
Faith in humanity restored.
Nice story but...
Faith in humanity or technology?
It took humans to make this but it will undoubtedly also be used to do harm as all technology seems to go that way. For example...This same technology
has already been used to make a gun.
I have more faith in technology than humans. And I am not even a big technology proponent.
It took humans to design the technology. Not all humans are bad just the greedy ones.
Really? Humans designed the technology? Nice to know. In fact I said the exact thing in my post that you quoted.
The 3d printer wasn't designed to be in the medical field first and foremost. That's just a bi-product. Same as it wasn't designed to build a
gun...another off shoot.
So to have faith in anything, it would be the printer itself.
If it was specifically designed to help kids throw a baseball again or even to walk, I would have faith in humanity a little more but this was
designed for profits.
I could however concede a little and have faith in ONE human. The person who thought up the use to help this kid. Having said that tho, seeing as it's
successful, how much will the next kid be charged?
If I see a story of hundreds or thousands of people being helped in this way and that it's an affordable technique that almost anyone can afford, I'll
concede a little more.
And truthfully, I would like to be wrong here.
edit on 3-8-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)