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Wired: THE FUTURE OF ‘FAB LAB’ FABRICATION

THE FUTURE OF ‘FAB LAB’ FABRICATION

https://www.wired.com/story/the-future-of-fab-lab-fabrication/

“Now there’s Lass’ law—the prediction that the number of fab labs, or such tools, will double roughly every year and a half. Why would this be happening? It’s part inspiration (people hear about the labs and want their own) and, as with Moore’s law, technical progress: The machinery has gotten cheaper and more digitized.

If Lass’ law continues, custom fabrication will explode. In roughly a decade we will have a million fab labs. In 30 years it will be a trillion; they will be as omnipresent as the electronic devices currently scattered around your home.

Yowza. Let’s suspend disbelief and assume this actually happens. How would it change life?”

Stephen

 

Posted on: March 19, 2018, 6:05 am Category: Uncategorized

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