Designing Reality

How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution
Product Number: EB00704272
Released: Nov 14, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541617056
Publisher: Basic Books
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Description

That's the promise, and peril, of the third digital revolution, where anyone will be able to make (almost) anything Two digital revolutions-computing and communication-have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is here: fabrication. Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend, accelerating exponentially, to turn data into objects: Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek. While digital fabrication promises us self-sufficient cities and the ability to make (almost) anything, it could also lead to massive inequality. The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat-footed, thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this time.

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Author(s): Neil Gershenfeld
Original Publish Date: Nov 14, 2017

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