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Let me just print some new shoes with my 3D printer

There are some technologies that I just can't wait to mature. One is 3D printing, a technology that allows you to turn digital models into physical 3D objects. At the moment, the technology only supports the creation of relatively basic objects with materials like plastic, plaster, and silicone. But with each generation, 3D printers get smaller and cheaper, and are able to print more complex objects with more types of materials.

It's only a matter of time before you're able to "print" any object at home. Download the blueprint for a new pair of shoes, hit the print button, and try them on within a few minutes. With the right chemical inputs and fabrication technology, someday you may be able to print food or even body parts!

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