They’ve got the right idea. All the hype surrounding 3d printing was defiantly an under-realized dream. I like the Facebook analogy. Facebook would have been completely possible at the advent of the internet. It’s just glorified email and it wasn’t beyond our physical capacity at the time. It took us almost two decades to realize how to use the internet, and see how social media could fit into our lives. All this new fabrication technology is exactly the same. People are still interested in 3d printing light switch covers when they could just as easily buy one at the store for much cheaper. This indicates a naivety that most technologists walk around with. The movement is still in the fetish zone. It will either fizzle out or go into the habitual zone.
WikiHouse is a more advanced realization of this technology. It answers questions like: how does advanced fabrication effect my life?
This might look like a regular construction zone, but if you look closely you’ll notice something that could be revolutionary. The whole thing is constructed with notches. Each piece of wood slots into another piece of wood, creating lapping, self registering, joints through out the structure.
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