Sunday, July 22, 2012
Ah, Ha!...Oh, Crap!
Just stumbled upon this article that tells how a team of Makers are currently developing a Fabricator that can print organic molecules, including pharmaceuticals. If you'll recall, RocketFans, I mentioned that Conestoga Rovers boasted fabbers that were equipped with this ability. The industrial implications of your local Walmart being able to print your prescription as easily as the photo-shop can print your memories pales in comparison to the social implications. Think about what meth labs would look like in the future...
Or here's a real fun example: One of the petty warlords in central Africa makes a deal with, say, a Chinese electronics firm, where the warlord will guarantee palladium shipments for two years in exchange for the fabber templates that China will have surely retro-engineered by then of the latest HIV treatments meds.
What do you call said warlord? Possibly the first ruler of all of Africa.
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