Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 1, 2014

Something to Think About #3 – 2014

Something to Think About#3 – 2014

3D printers will soon begin making human organ replacements.

1. Will you accept one if you need a new organ?

2. What else can 3D printers make?

My two cents (but please share yours):

1. Once 3D printers are approved and have proven themselves for a few years, yes, I would take this risk if my life was at stake.

2. I recently read 3D printers are being used to make chocolate. For a “food replicator,” this is a great place to start. There can never be too much chocolate in this world.


  1. It’s mind boggling to me; but, definitely interesting. And yep – once proven they’re safe, I’d accept one. Now where’s my affordable flying car? I’ve been waiting since I was a kid watching The Jetsons. I won’t say how long ago that was – but it was a loooong time. 😉

    • Hi Rhonda, They’re closing in on the flying cars, but they also have to work out the 3D traffic patterns. It should be quite interesting when they first introduce the cars to the public. I think I’ll stay home and order in Chinese food and pizza for a bit. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

  2. Yep, I’d accept any organ if it would save my life, for sure. Replicating chocolate? I don’t understand it but….

    • Hi Patti, The “replicating chocolate” part (Star Trek terms) is desktop manufacturing for food. It will be a world-changing technology, very soon. It may even end hunger. Cheers, Ashley

  3. Only if you can read recipes…

  4. I don’t understand anything about 3-D copiers.

    • Hi David, They print 3D structures one layer at a time, aligning layer upon layer upon layer. This will help facilitate desktop manufacturing. Cheers, Ashley

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