So, can you print a gun? Yep, you can and that’s exactly what somebody with the alias “HaveBlue” did.
To be accurate, HaveBlue didn’t print an entire gun, he printed a “receiver” for an AR-15 (better known as the military’s M16) at a cost of about $30 worth of materials.
The receiver is, in effect, the framework of a gun and holds the barrel and all of the other parts in place. It’s also the part of the gun that is technically, according to US law, the actual gun and carries the serial number.
When the weapon was assembled with the printed receiver HaveBlue reported he fired 200 rounds and it operated perfectly.
The nature of 3d printers may allow the manufacturing in time of more increasingly complex objects to be created at home. And, perhaps, in time, our homes themselves and all the things that necessary that go in the home.
including energy systems such as making wind turbines, photo-voltaics, batteries, etc.
And also, the plumbing, bricks, and whatever else.
Culture in Decline | Episode #2 "Economics 101" by Peter Joseph
The topic of this show entitled "Economics 101" deals with the subject of Economic Calculation, Market Rationale and its effects, along with considerations of the Scientific Principles of Sustainability.
This episode features long winded and generally insulting rhetoric, a special guest Gremlin, CID's "Man on the Street" and the return of the evil peach-suit capitalist - Peter's alter ego.
humans and most every other monkey and even some non-monkeys do not like free-riders or free-loaders.
How Cooperation Is Maintained in Human Societies: Punishment, Study Suggests ... But in a larger group, like a tribe, those mechanisms for maintaining cooperation are lost. All group members experience the benefits of the large group, even those members who stop cooperating and become "free-riders." Free-riders are people who benefit from the group in food sharing and protection from enemies, for example, without contributing to food collection or war. In these cases, the personal connection to the group's members is often gone.
Here's another good example that affects Internet policy. We hear a lot about "free content" on the Web, and the idea that users are getting something for nothing.
"They don't want to pay for their content." And yet, most people access the Internet by paying an Internet service provider $60, $70, $80 a month. You think of a company like Comcast. The user pays them $80 a month and watches television, and we say, "Oh. They're paying for content." They pay $80 a month for access to the Internet and we say, "Oh. They're getting their content for free." Something is clearly wrong with that picture!
In fact, the reverse is actually true. The free rider is Comcast. If people watch television, the Cable company has to pay money downstream to content providers. When people watch YouTube, or use Facebook or Twitter, or just surf the Web, they pay nothing for content. So it's not users who are getting the free ride, it's these big companies. That's just one of many implications that come to light when you start thinking about the Clothesline Paradox.
OSCON 2012: Tim O'Reilly, "The Clothesline Paradox and the Sharing Economy"
Culture In Decline Episode #3 covers a new disease epidemic rapidly spreading across the world: "Consumption-Vanity Disorder".
A disease spread not through a mutating virus or genetic predisposition - but through cultural "Memes" - turning the world into a cesspool of mini-malls, fashion obsessions, fake tits and belligerent gadgetry.
Special Guest: Comedian Lee Camp
About: "Culture in Decline" is a satirical yet serious expression that challenges various cultural phenomena existing today which most of society seems to take for granted.
Nothing is considered sacred in this Series except for a detached benchmark of fundamental logic and reason - forcing the viewer to step out of the box of "Normality" and to consider our societal practices without traditional baggage and biases.
Common themes include Politics, Economics, Education, Security, Religion, Vanity, Governance, Media, Labor, Technology and other issues centric to our daily lives.
About making a society good for ourselves by ourselves by becoming good by following good ethics which we apply equally to ourselves and to others which would then produce a society which would not create social constructions and people which manifests qualities of an ouroboros
What you call 'culture' is merely camouflage for sociopaths.
if we can start making 3d printers which then can make another 3d printer smaller than itself to some level to produce solar cells and batteries..would we be able to make all the sustainable equipment necessary for homesteading.
Would we with 3d printers be able to remove many leverage issues in our society.
Say that one printer may produce the certain type of ink necessary for the type of production for the next smaller printer which is to be made next.. etc. all the way to the bottom to molecular-printers.
TEDxVienna - Klaus Stadlmann - The world's smallest 3D Printer
All of us have some sort of "philosophy of life," even though we may not have verbalized it. Here you can get ideas for your own philosophy of life. You can see what others think of your own philosophical ideas, and you can help others to become clearer in their own thinking.
When there is difference of opinion, we have an opportunity for "friendly debate," a very growth-promoting experience.