Remember how NAPSTER caused a shit storm in the music industry in 1999?
What do you think will happen to intellectual property when anyone can pirate PHYSICAL OBJECTS?
The 'piratebay' or the 'napster' of physical objects is bound to come online in the future.
Hell, someone is likely already working on it. This is going to be a natural by-product due to the ubiquity of 3D Printers.
Whether you agree with it or not, there will come a time when anyone on the planet is able to download and 3D Print anything (yes, this includes weapons).
Are we ready for this from a legislative, legal standpoint? Not even close.
Right now you can 3D Print the master keys to 300 million TSA Locks right in your living room -- all because a journalist made a minor mistake. (see below for link)
Something to ponder about.
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Quote of the week:
"...When automation frees all workers, we will be able to ask, “What was it I was thinking that fascinated me so, before I was told I had to do something else in order to make a living?.." - Buckminster Fuller, I Seem To Be A Verb (page 188A)