Designing Reality

Designing Reality

How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution

Book - 2017
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That's the promise, and peril, of the third digital revolution, where anyone will be able to make (almost) anything
Two digital revolutions--computing and communication--have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is here: fabrication. Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend, accelerating exponentially, to turn data into objects: Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek. While digital fabrication promises us self-sufficient cities and the ability to make (almost) anything, it could also lead to massive inequality. The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat-footed, thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this time.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9780465093472
0465093477
Branch Call Number: 621.988 DESIGNI
Characteristics: viii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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