Technology: The Invention Of 3D Printing

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Human beings for as long as it could be recorded have basked in ideas that are able to produce inspiring and fearful and overall consuming emotions. The sense of fear and awe that descends upon us when in the face of daunting events or inventions has become less and less mystical and more of a routine due to desensitization. Inventions we consider essential and routine such as the radio or television caused an uprising when first introduced to the public in the 1900’s. For Americans living in the early 20th century, the invention of three dimensional (3D) printing would have certainly created havoc. Considering the fact that computers and technology leading up to 3D printing were still in the works, it would be surprising if people were not …show more content…
Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object” (3D Print). The process starts by creating a virtual design of the object. The virtual design is made using a 3D modeling program in a CAD (Computer Aided Design) file. Another way the process can start is by using a 3D scanner which makes a 3D digital copy of an object. 3D printing is being used to make individual objects, tailoring to a need rather than replacing the assembly line, therefore, it is revolutionizing the health care side of the …show more content…
3D printing popularity and knowledge of, has grown in the past several years. The technology is brilliant enough to cause a sense of awe and a touch of fear, however, one cannot fear something it has no previous knowledge of. At a first glance 3D printing sounds amazing, mind-blowing, and while it is both those things, there should be a healthy touch of fear alongside the sense of awe. Regarding the term fear, it is not usually meant that the invention is dangerous or threatening, rather it is more about what a future consequences of the idea could be. It is a fear on how this invention can attribute to society and culture in the present and future. It may cause a positive or negative reaction but it could go either way and that is where the fear may settle in. However, it does not seem that people are being dosed with a healthy sense of fear regarding the new technological advances with 3D printing. The fact that scientists were able to produce the world’s first 3D printed beating artificial heart cells should terrify people. It is not natural at all to just print beating heart cells as if it were an actual human being heart. The process is scary, however, the public is not well informed about what exactly is occurring in the science labs. After all, people cannot be fearful

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