3D-Printing, along with Bitcoin and crowd-funding have been three of the primary disruptive and positive innovations/technologies that have come to the fore in 2013, which have the potential to change human existence in extraordinarily positive ways.
Although much of my attention on 3D-printing this year has been focused on the decentralized production of firearms, the potential of this species changing technology is virtually limitless. In no way is this more apparent than with regard to the fact that many of our future homes will likely be 3D-printed into existence.
In what is a truly remarkable speech, Behrokh Khoshnevis, a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering at USC, explains this promising new technology in 12 minutes. He claims that by using a process he calls “contour crafting,” a 2,500 square foot house can be built in 20 hours.