Deadly Downloads: The moral frontier of 3D micro-manufacturing

In their article, “Sci-Fi That Foretold The Future,”  Google’s Think Quarterly gives a list of science fiction films that have become, to some degree, a reality. More surprising than the reality of science fiction in our lives today is that the age old problems of reality have not changed at all.  As the micro-manufacturing industrial […]

The Dawning of the Age of Etsy

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“I spent the morning reorganizing my board on pinterest. I feel like I really accomplished something.” Those are the words of  the social media customer, your next customer. These are the sentiments of the socially plugged-in mass marketplace of micro-manufacturing, the small one-crafter operation or even the massive disaggregated team of micro-manufacturers working for a […]

Micro-Manufacturing: A Revolution Begins

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Social manufacturing is upon us, and it has transformed manufacturing from macro-factories to micro-factories.  The new Google DRIVE  will be a part of it, since only robust and readily accessible Cloud Storage makes it possible.  Manufacturing no longer requires great smoking urban factories filled with laborers in coveralls.  In the new era of micro-manufacturing and […]