There are some inventions that take a while to catch on. Remember when Apple showed everybody the iPad for the first time? Everybody was all like, ‘Who needs an oversized iPhone that doesn’t even let you call people?!” But now look at you. Tablets all over the place. You should be ashamed.

In all seriousness though, what I’m getting at is that every market takes it’s own time to develop an audience and for that audience to grow. Take for instance the 3D printer. Never heard of it? Check this out. While it may not be a true Star Trek replicator, it is quickly becoming one the coolest and functional inventions of the 21st century, allowing one to ‘print out’ anything they want. Imagine, you could print out chairs for party guests, print out a new watch of your own design. You could even print out another 3d printer!!

Though it is a new technology and the prices are still high, I could imagine this machine revolutionizing how we as consumers can get what we want. It’s the next step from making digital ideas into physical realities. I know I want one, what do you think? Is this just a fad? Do you think that this is the next big thing? Leave comments and share your opinion!
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