The fabbing revolution is just around the corner

Science fiction writer and foresight consultant Karl Schroeder reports that the price of breaking the barrier between the virtual and the real has fallen to well under $10,000. Says Mr. Schroeder: “The technology is evolving so rapidly, in fact, that we’re likely to see a kind of Moore’s Law liftoff in the next several years. Consider that Canon has just announced it will start selling a 3d printer this summer. Fab technology is rapidly tipping over into home hobbyist territory and, once that happens, expect things to accelerate.” This isn’t fiction any more, boys and girls.