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Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution

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Two digital revolutions--computing and communication--have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is here: fabrication. Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend, accelerating exponentially, to turn data into objects: Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek. While digital fabrication promises us self-sufficient cities and the ability to make (almost) anything, it could also lead to massive inequality. The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat-footed, thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this time.

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ISBN: 9780465093472
Publisher: Basic Books
Language: English
Page Count: 288
Size: 9.52" l x 6.20" w x 1.00"
Series: N/A