Hank Williams is one of many who are discovering the world of 3D printing, and he's written up his thoughts in a recent post. He's intrigued by the idea of printing his own tools and clothes, but came up with a very profound notion:
the truly more open and explosive playing field is in using bits to help us move and organize atoms. I guess you could say, atoms are the new bits.
We could not agree more. Information Technology has revolutionized how we use and manipulate information in ways that could not have been imagined even a few decades ago. Hank foresees a similar evolution in 3D technology, as we do. Finally, Hank has come up with a name for our revolution:
The realm of the atoms should be our next frontier. Think of it as World 2.0 instead of Web 2.0.