3D Printer Is an Amazing Peek Into the Future
I have to admit -- I am not the most technological person. I still resist cell phones and haven't even considered i-phones, ipads, and the like. I've never even owned a microwave oven, I'm that backward.
But I came across the 3D printer online. (Yeah, I do use the internet, so I guess I'm not a real luddite.) I am absolutely amazed at the possibilities of it. A little worried, too. Images of piles of junk being hoarded in the back shed come to mind. Well, maybe that picture is already there in the minds of those who peek into my back shed. Who am I kidding?
But I digress. I wanted to write a little about the 3D printer because it seems a bit surreal. One can imagine limitless possibilities about how it could be used.
Of course the material used in creating this stuff makes me ask questions. I'll have to do a bit more research to get answers, because so far what's really in the materials they use to recreate objects is a bit of a mystery. Is it just a lot more plastic to fill up our landfills? So far the "recipe" is being kept secret.
But maybe you are more in the know than I am and we can start a conversation about the pros and cons of 3D printing.
First, what is 3D printing? And what can a 3D printer really do?
Watch this video with me, especially if you're like me and haven't a clue. I found it almost hard to believe!