Friday, February 15, 2013

What will it take for MakerBot to put you in this spacecraft by 2040?

This spaceship, created on a 3-D printer, took the prize in a MakerBot Industries contest that called for submissions of vehicles suitable for 2040. MakerBot
Your ride in 2040?

Futuristic machines that look like insects are in the works. Space Aliens and their equipment look like insects according to abductees. As humans receive more Alien technology humans will look and be more like Aliens. Humans are Aliens in denial, for now.

Lou


http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/rebel-brands/2013/02/15/who-made-best-makerbot-futuristic-ride.html?ana=yfcpc&page=2

by Teresa Novellino , Entrepreneurs & Enterprises Editor February 15, 2013  |  3:13pm EST
Last Modified: February 15, 2013  |  4:02pm EST
Here’s one way to get your customers engaged in your business: Ask them to imagine what personal transportation will look like 30 years from now, and then get them to create a rendering of their vision of a futuristic spaceship or set of wheels and share it with the world.
That was the tactic of MakerBot Industries, the Brooklyn, New York-based startup that makes 3-D do-it-yourself printers for consumers and which partnered with GrabCAD to run a 3-D Printer Challenge asking fans to design futuristic vehicles for the year 2040.
Since MakerBot opened its first store in New York City late last year, the company co-founded by Bre Pettis has been encouraging more and more interaction with its customers, including holding in-store workshops to show how its 3-D printers work. On Thursday, six winners out of 151 entries were selected as representing the most futuristic and beautifully designed cars, planes, spacecraft and other space-age vehicles that would exist in 2040. The No. 1 entry, which MakerBot called a "futuristic aerodynamic flying spacecraft that combines gorgeous curves with hot rod triple exhaust and spoilers" was crafted by a user called "Omega" from Germany, who called the creation "Alpha," and who wins a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3-D Printer.
Over the holiday season, another DIY startup called littleBits, also based in New York City, ran a contest encouraging children to make electronic gizmos with their do-it-yourself toy kits, and enter a design competition to win prizes.
Basically, what these do-it-yourself startups are doing is kind of the anti-Lego. Instead of telling their customers what to make and how, they’re letting them create their own uses for their products, and the results often veer toward the unexpected.

9 comments:

  1. The new 3d printing technology is so much cheaper than the now on its way out stereo-lithography. I've not seen the new cad software but it seems it is becoming cheaper and easier to use also. The designs ET is sending us does make the future look much brighter!!

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  2. The winner here is 3D printing, it will change the world so much that we will literally not recognize it. It's going to blow our minds, big time.

    As for that super inefficient, cooling looking hunk of junk that seats...one person? talk about the retards SUV of the future...Call me when the vehicle of the future fits in the balm of you hand inspector gadget style, then I'll be existed.

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  3. when we have an advanced mastery of nanotechnology and science we could create whatever kind of matter we want - out of other matter. Under these conditions, we would never need to find 'natural resources', just more matter - or perhaps just energy to convert into matter.

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  4. when we have an advanced mastery of nanotechnology and science we could create whatever kind of matter we want - out of other matter. Under these conditions, we would never need to find 'natural resources', just more matter - or perhaps just energy to convert into matter.

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  6. This 3d technology, is this how ET on places such as the moon, Uranus, Venus etc. "build" structures, but on a much grander and mind-boggling scale, Lou?

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  7. justin, 3D tech is for 3D land. Extraterrestrials, and there are many flavors of them, all have their own levels and ways of doing things. On this level everything ETs do would be considered magic to humans.

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  8. Interesting. Planets like Venus, Saturn, and the 30 plus (I think?) in our solar system must have some infinitely mind boggling scales in terms of structures, cities, transportation, entertainment, and concepts too mind boggling for any of us too understand. Have you been introduced to how ET accomplish such massive scale?

    Last question, thanks Lou.

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  9. Justin, I gave a small description in the book, A day with ET. How they do it and how extensive it is in this solar system I haven't talked much about. I might get into it deeper some day.


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