These materials are not free.
No, but they're cheap.
Also many 3D printer products are inferior to the original.
Yes, at the moment
. I'm not so sure that will be true in 20 years time.
Mike are you one of the guys who approves of people assembling non trackable guns with 3d printers?
Because you sound like it.
Not really, because guns are overwhelmingly bad. 3D printing actually useful
things I am totally OK with.
Also Japan ended up as one the the leading technological producers in the world along with having one of the most powerful military forces in the world rather then being bogged down in gorilla wars for their entire existence. Honestly, losing WW2 to the USA worked out incredibly well for them.
It did, but the war itself most certainly didn't.
Found FSN Rins quote:
"But don't get me wrong. If the Holy Grail will truly grant any wish, permanent world peace is the worst wish ever.
It means there's nothing, right? A world without conflict is dead. If things aren't moving, all they do is rot."
Anyway, I don't entirely disagree with that, it depends how you define conflict. Wars are generally a bad thing, arguments are not
. If no-one ever disagreed with anyone else, the world would stagnate. And, further, I also think that it is extremely important for governments to know that they can
be overthrown. If everyone knew that no-one could ever fight back no matter what they did, some people would take advantage of that at the expense of everyone else.
No Mike, 3D printing is currently infantile in it's production abilities.
. In 20 or 30 years, it won't be.
and yes Umbra I find that the most basic concept of don't punch your neighbor in the fucking face having to be called impossible (in fact the word impossible itself is ) disgusting. Go on and make your phone a fucking codec, see who you can call when the world blows sky high because the human race couldn't manage civility.
Saying "don't punch your neighbour in the face" is all well and good, but it doesn't get you too far if he punches you
, or if he is just standing in your doorway making sure you can't get out of your house and generally being a jerk.