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Thursday, April 21, 2005

The Personal Fabrication Revolution

Keywords: Neil Gershenfeld

"What if you could design and produce your own products, in your own home, with a machine that can be used to make almost anything? Imagine if you didn't have to wait for a company to sell the product you wanted but could use your own personal fabricator to create it instead.

Neil Gershenfeld, Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, believes that personal fabricators will allow us to do just that and revolutionize our world just as personal computers did a generation ago. He highlights the need for a micro-VC investment model in order to encourage the adoption of Fab Lab type initiatives and promote the concept of personal fabrication."
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Source: IT Conversations

Video:
Personal Fabrication Future Salon - Internet Archive

News:
Desktop manufacturing - Economist

Blogs:
Second Life Future Salon
Neil Gershenfeld - Technorati

Books:
Desktop Factories - Business Week

Learn:
How to Make (Almost) Anything - MIT OCW
How Printable Computers Will Work - HowStuffWorks

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