Posts Tagged ‘3D printing‘

How Technology will Impact our Future? Keynote Presentation by Rudy de Waele (video)

In our series “The Futures Agency Speakers Videos“, here’s a keynote presentation of digital transformation strategist Rudy de Waele on the future impact of technology on business and society at #ECOC14 ( A condensed overview of foresights in the area’s of the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities,

Interesting New Futurist Book: A Dangerous Master

We live in an age where a machine can target, shoot, and kill without the physical involvement of a human; guns can be printed in private homes; and supercomputers can conduct thousands of financial trades in milliseconds. From combat drones to nanotechnology, 3-D printers to

New 3D Printer Prints Drones, Phones, and More

No longer will we fall into the trap of deciding which phone is better – Google’s or Apple’s. Instead the consumer will be empowered with the ability to decide for themselves not only what they want, but how they wish to design it. Eventually the

These Companies are the Future of 3D Printing

According a recent report from Gartner, 3D printing is evolving rapidly, although many technologies are still five to ten years away from mainstream adoption. Consumer adoption will be outpaced by business and medical applications that have more compelling use cases in the short term…And then

Ross Dawson’s 10 Major Trends for Micro to Mid-Sized Business

This article by Ross Dawson covers ten of the major trends for micro and mid-sized business. These trends include: Lightning Gratification Speed is the name of the game. As the world has accelerated over the last years and decades, people’s patience has eroded to the

A Battery and a “Bionic” Ear: a Hint of 3-D Printing’s Promise

Link: A Battery and a “Bionic” Ear: a Hint of 3-D Printing’s Promise Today’s 3-D printers can generally only build things out of one type of material—usually a plastic or, in certain expensive industrial versions of the machines, a metal. They can’t build objects with

futuretechreport: 10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic] Remember when you had to make a diorama with a shoe box and construction paper in school? Well with 3D printers – your kids’ version are going to be actual replicas! 

An Insider’s View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing ‘Phenomenon’

emergentfutures: From a major VC firm’s recent $30 million investment in the industrial-grade 3-D printing space to the news that Staples will become the first major U.S. retailer to sell consumer-friendly 3-D printers, it’s clear that 3-D printing has reached its inflection point. And perhaps its hype point, too. Full Story:

Billionaire Peter Thiel invests in the development of 3D printed meat

Link: Billionaire Peter Thiel invests in the development of 3D printed meat copperterillium: The prospect of lab-grown meat has intrigued both vegetarians and environmentalists for years. Humans eat about 240 billion kilograms of meat each year — a voracious demand for animal protein that has