Originally posted by SaturnFX
Sorry about going way off topic btw.
On topic thought:
So, in say, 50 or so years, 3d printing will be where computers are now after 50 years of development (basic tic tac toe on a litebright style screen to living breathing worlds with stunning visuals).
Using quantum communications directing a advanced 3d printer (or metamaterials that form to shapes), one could speculate on not just instant communication, but instant replication of a object from across the world/galaxy...aka, telecommuting to work would be stepping into your room and a physical form appears at the other end of the communication point..a fully realized object in the form you have, even down to texture...
We can live in matrix pods then with a brain hookup...or walk into a toxic room with no issues as your really just sitting in your home perfectly safe as your avatar is on mars doing soil samples while wearing a wife beater t-shirt, etc..
ever feel like you were born a bit too early?
I have felt as if I were born too early since I was a small child and realized all the really cool stuff was still 100 or more years off. I was born to pilot through interstellar space, and mine asteroids, and fight armies of invading alien machines..etc
I have several questions about the thought of 3D printing another me though, wouldnt that be just like a twin, where both are genetically the same, yet both are fundamentally different?
I notice your implying a form of remote control of some type, I supposse this would fix that issue as I would alwas be in control and know I would simply wake up at home if somthing were to happen, but I cant shake the feeling it would be like having an implant that simply downloaded my mental parameters and was removed after death, and used to reimprint a new clone. It wouldnt be "you' it would be the last uploaded imprint of 'you'.
Though I could just as easily be quite mistaken, as this is still in the hypothetical at present, though it has some real moral and spiritual implications.
Very interesting thought experiment though, as once one could simply go to any location in an instant like that, my lord, we would be GODS. As there would be no location one couldnt see or experience at some point.
It would be like space tourism, only real and just sooooo badass. I would like to experience spagetification while falling into a black hole, or see a super nova first hand, or experience the crushing force of 900 psi atmosphere on venus..... I think I could just go on forever thinking about all the things I would like to do with that kind of tech.