The Singularity is Near: From Dust to Device

It’s now possible to scan and replicate an object with moving parts in a 3D printer. Check out what happens when the physicist reaches into the dust and pulls out a wrench. Truly, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

(FYI, I think some post-scanning information must have been added to the computer representation to fully describe the moving parts.)

Hat tip: Kottke.


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