Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Willfully Ignorant

Yours truly videotaped a meeting about the 2nd Amendment with local state reps. One topic NOT discussed during the talk was the issue of the 3D printing of guns etc., etc., and the impact it's beginning to have on all things relating to the 2nd Amendment but rather about how to establish "intelligent" guidelines regarding background checks (obviously), safe storage and whether the government intends to take away guns from law abiding citizens. (NOT). After the discussion, one participant, when asked about the emerging tech of printing gun and what it means to the 2nd Amendment, responded, with complete confidence that... "The 3D printing of guns is a non issue and besides, we're on the downward side of this."

But, for argument's sake, check out the little number seen above showing a micro flying machine that didn't exist a month ago. Interesting, don't you think?

Arrogance and the profound lack of understanding of just how disruptive tech truly is vis a via politicos is simply astounding but maybe the video seen below might shake things up a bit as 3D printers, properly configured, can print just about anything, including this little essential needed to add a little oomph to your beloved AR 15.

The only thing missing from printing the entire gun is the barrel, a little something that's about 2 or 3 months away, given just how fast 3D stereolith printing is progressing.

Addendum - 3D printed Stem Cells have joined the party as well.

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