Tech Preview 2012Posted: January 3, 2012
I’ve always wanted to make a predictions list. So, here it is for 2012, from the obvious to the fringe…
Good quality FDM printers will hit a commodity price of $400
3D Design software will go through a renaissance, resulting in an explosion of new designs from the common man. As yet unheard of 3D design software will emerge as a new paradigm.
3D object scanners will break out of the DIY realm, and become as common as flatbed scanners ($300).
Electronics will continue to shrink, and become more powerful. Rather than this power being concentrated in a few data centers, it will become ubiquitous. “The network is the computer”.
Designer DNA will allow us to create virus/bacteria to suit our needs.
Protein folding at home will become child’s play, to children.
“Computicles” will emerge as the new meme to describe particles of computation.
A good time will be had by all!