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Stephan
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http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/engineers_pave_the/

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The material, nicknamed ‘carbomorph’, enables users to lay down electronic tracks and sensors as part of a 3D printed structure – allowing the printer to create touch-sensitive areas for example, which can then be connected to a simple electronic circuit board.
I know this is not exactly a Star Trek style replicator, but, wow. These 3d printers are getting impressive, and apparently cheaper.
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Geraine
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Your question reminds me of the pre-film movie theatre ads asking if you would download a car the same way you can download music.

My answer is yes. Without hesitation.

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The ads were comparing stealing cars with downloading movies (even though the people watching the ad all obviously pay to see movies). But the comparison to that was my intention.

I know there are members here that very much oppose copying media illegally. But I really wonder what it will look like in another 20 - 50 years.

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very cool!
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