So the conversation about the future of 3D Printing is being highjacked by a man that is proselytizing that real openness only exists if we can have access to ‘things that institutions and industries have an interest in keeping from us – things like access, drugs, goods, guns.’
Yes guns! We need to print guns! Libertarians will see 3D printing as the ultimate solution for the citizenry to defend itself against ‘regulations in all its forms.’ 3D printers will become ubiquitous and then everyone will start printing guns.
Eventually we’ll be able to print enriched uranium. Then we’ll all be able to print a trigger and encasement for this fissible material. Small enough that every human being on the planet will be able to carry a concealed nuclear weapon. The football will be in everyone’s hands and that will create the perfect level playing field.