World Changing, an excellent blog recently nominated for a Webby, made the bold claim today that the ink jet printer might end up being the most important technoligical innovation of the 20th century.
Wait….where are you going. No, keep reading, let me explain.
Scientists have used the same technology that spits ink out of your home printer to do all kinds of things including printing out human cells. That sounds utterly ridiculous, but its true. Burn victims can have made-to-order skin replacement.
Ink printers can also squeeze out plastics into solid objects too. “We’re rapidly approaching a time when useful objects can be printed out as easily as a photo.”
This is one of those unseen technological breakthroughs that could have enormous potential. I can’t wait to see the first printer hacks. Ohhh how gruesome.