When this technology gets better, things will get interesting enjoy for the next 50 minutes.
I have an editorial up at http://www.abyssapexzine.com/2012/09/writing-about-the-next-industrial-revolution/ which talks about decentralized manufacturing and decentralized energy production. And Star Trek.
Here are some other links on the topic of Maker technology, if that interests you:
This is the kind of thing that does make you wonder if the acceleration in technological advances might just be able to outpace other problems simply because it can produce value at such lower costs. I still think that “cornucopians” underestimate what the world is up against, but that’s no reason for the rest of us not to pay close attention to what is going on.
Wow, 3-D printing looks so amazing!