Okay – let’s cut through all my hype and hyperbole of parts 1 and 2, and talk about reality.
It’s nice and all to be dreaming of a (near) future where everyone can be designing and 3D printing “things” that change the world, not just 3D printing other people’s “things”. That’s not what the future is, I know that. It doesn’t happen in other areas, why would it happen here?
In Part 1, I talked about the how and why of me wanting to experiment with 3D printing, and how my learnings early-on kept me looking for ways to augment my surroundings — even outside the home.
Back from vacation with the wonderful, humbling reminder baked into my brain that nature creates art perfectly, effortlessly, and at such extremes of scale that we are simply horrible imitators.