Hod Lipson is the co-author, with Melba Kurman, of Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing. Lipson and Kurman are leading experts on 3D printing, frequently speaking and advising on this technology to industry, academia, and government. Lipson's lab at Cornell University has pioneered interdisciplinary research in 3D printing, product design, artificial intelligence, and smart materials. Kurman is a technology analyst and business strategy consultant who writes about game-changing technologies in lucid, engaging language.
There’s going to be much more, much stronger emphasis on kind of creative work, on generating content.
Mass manufacturing is absolutely here to stay, but 3D printing will have a subtle but significant long-term impact on the economy.
You often hear people say there’s going to be this massive maker economy in which everybody’s a designer. That’s actually not going to happen.
People spend a lot of time trying to think about how to connect abstract concepts to real life. 3D printers open up a whole new possibility.
Being an engineer is not just about being able to calculate and analyze. It's a whole spectrum of skills.
Digital cuisine is something that everybody gets excited about, and for good reason.
The power to make living creatures is something that we humans, and quite rightly so, tend to hold sacred.