Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), asserts the digital revolution has passed. He encouraged attendees at T+L2 and educators everywhere to embrace what he believes is the start of an entirely new technological revolution: The age of “personal fabrication.”
Corey Murray reports further With as little as $20,000 worth of equipment, Neil Gershenfeld claims he can build technology labs with enough equipment to teach even the most disadvantaged students, from the most desolate of communities, how to fabricate their own circuit boards and create the building blocks of any electronic device.
Gershenfeld insists the ability to create almost anything through digital fabrication will be a reality in 20 years.
Wish I could have heard this directly and look forward to reading his paper.