September 30, 2012
How to Make Almost Anything
Neil Gershenfeld, Foreign Affairs
In recent decades, the world has been rocked by revolutions in the digitization of computation and communication. Now the physical world is being digitized, thanks to new technologies that can turn data into things and things into data. Digital fabrication will let people build custom home furniture, living organs out of cells, and drones that can ﬂy out of a printer; science fiction is becoming industrial fact.