3d printing to be banned on account of capitalist elite losing money?
Grant J. Kidney — 3d printing represents the beginning of Star Trek like ‘replicator’ technology. A 3d printer can literally ‘print’ solid objects almost from thin air. Tools, houses, vehicles, toys- just about anything imaginable can be materialized by a 3d printer.
3d printers work in the following manner:
- Files for specific items are designed or found online for free
- Those files are then plugged in to a 3d printer
- A little raw material- plastic or some other resin- is poured in to the 3d printer
- At the push of a button, the 3d printer materializes the item desired
3d printers have come down significantly in cost over the course of just a few years. Once many thousands of dollars, folks may now get their hands on a 3d printer for just about $200.
The potential of 3d printing technology will and has already had an enormous impact on industry in that it grants ordinary people the power to produce whatever it is they desire for a mere fraction of the cost. Presumably, 3d printing may become so cheap that it will eventually grow into a virtually free and limitless technology.
Some are even tinkering with the notion of being able to materialize edible food utilizing the power of 3d printers. Imagine, world hunger wiped out almost at the push of a button. And then there is the ‘Wiki Weapons Project’, a push to make available online a wide range of firearm designs that users can download and produce right at home with their own 3d printer.
Already, the U.S. Army is rolling out 3d printing technology on to the battlefield which will allow soldiers to create any part or weapon needed for combat without having to wait for a delivery. And, in what can only be described an act of pure ignorance, the Obama administration has granted $30 million toward the integration of 3d printers into the manufacturing sector. Once it is realized that folks can use the same technology at home to make whatever is needed, manufacturing- along with all of its jobs- will be thrown out with the bath water.
3d printers threaten the elite’s stranglehold on the planet
Throughout history, elites have been able to maintain their gross and artificial power dynamic by taking advantage of scarce resources and deciding who gets what and how much. Create a world of abundance however and the power held by elites is ultimately withdrawn.
Imagine yourself and thirty others living on an island with access to only one banana tree. Whoever is the most cunning among you will claim ownership of the tree and dole out the bananas at a price deemed most ‘advantageous’. But suppose there were one or more banana trees per person on the island. Not only would the price on bananas vanish, but so too would the power of the person who at one point, claimed exclusive ownership of the island’s sole reserve of the precious commodity.
The elites are beginning to take notice of the potential of our technology to produce ‘one banana tree per person alive on the Earth’. As such, they are ultimately threatened and are hence doing all it takes to put the breaks on our innovation as a species. In fact, the sole reason for the economic slowdown is that it was perceived that we may have been entering into a ‘golden age’ of good health, abundance, and totally decentralized authority.
In order to maintain their sickening dominance over all the planet and its resources, the elite are attempting to take us into a post industrial world where they will hog the best technology available and rule over us as virtual ‘god-kings’ forever.
3d printers may be the first in a wave of new technologies to be completely banned. It isn’t inconceivable to theorize punishment by death for owning and operating a 3d printer in the near future.