The real utopia is the idea that we can go back to the 1990s

“I don’t think we’re utopians. I think the real utopia is the idea that we can go back to the 1990s, and everything will be perfect forever.

All we’re saying is, no, you can’t.

Now there’s the Internet.”

Cody Wilson (Defense Distributed) in 3D Printed Guns (Vice Documentary)


How a simple design can have a big impact on society

Sometimes it is difficult to see how a combination of technological developments can have an exponential impact on society. The video below shows a very good example of this.

A guy was able to fire a few bullets with a 3d-printed gun before breaking apart. Think about the impact of this. Suddenly gun-control is no longer something that can be enforced by rules and regulations, metal detectors just became useless in detecting guns.

The design may still be flaky, but it is already out there. All you need is access to a 3d-printer and a very small file containing the design.