Will 3D printing really change the world?
“Just like the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, the advent of the
internet and the Social Media phenomenon, 3D Printing will be a game
changer” – Forbes: Will 3D Printing Change The World? (2012 March)
[Update: September, 2012: MakerBot Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer, And First
Retail Store ($2,199 and $2,799)]
Since the impact is impossible to predict, let me just give you the facts
about where the technology stands today.
3D Printing technologies have been around for more than 20 years. However,
the technology is slowly becoming more affordable.
Urbee Hybrid: 3-D Printed Car
Art exhibits of 3D printed objects Additive Manufacturing
It is an additive manufacturing processes of making three dimensional solid
objects from a digital file, where an object is created by laying down
successive layers of material. Th... (more)
No individual can really track and understand the impact of change in all the
emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Media,
Agile Methodology and Big Data …
You can realistically aim to have an in depth understanding of only a small
subset. By in depth understanding I mean you know significantly more about
the subset than a person who has spent about an hour Googling the topic.
Let me talk about the subset that I have been exploring in depth and why.
Cloud Computing: How is the cloud value proposition changing over time?
Mobile Computing: What are the... (more)
Alvin Toffler had predicted that in the Third Wave – Post Industrial
Society, actionable knowledge as a primary resource.
In some sense, knowledge is more freely available today than any other time
in history – thanks to the internet, thanks to Wikipedia, thanks to Google,
thanks to TED … thanks to all of us who have contributed a bit.
Then there is data about the world … about our action. Question is – what
can you do with that data? Obviously … it is to be used to predict the
future. To do that, you need a model and an algorithm.
If your model and algorithm works … if it works b... (more)
Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies”
for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred.
This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that
have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high
impact in potential.
Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last 10 years
48 technologies are listed in this year’s hype cycle which is the highest
in last ten years. Last year they had 42 – year 2008 was the lowest (27)
– year 2005 was the previous highest (44).
What does this imply?
May be ... (more)
I admit it … I bought the Kindle on an impulse. Now that I have bought it
and have been using it (I may be rationalizing but) I do like my Kindle and
there are several reasons for liking it.
You must be thinking why Kindle, why not iPad or Galaxy? After all, with
these devices you get color, touch, browsing and many other things.
Kindle is monochrome and without touch screen. You also need a Wi-Fi
connection to browse.
Then why did I buy the Kindle?
It all started when Mahadevan announced that he is going to buy a Kindle. He
has checked one of his friends who is an avid book reade... (more)