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+ - First Digital Goods, Now Physical Objects?

Submitted by 2obvious4u
2obvious4u (871996) writes "Here on Slashdot we like to discuss copyright, MPAA, RIAA, torrents and all the little details that go along with false scarcity and what that means to the digital economy. Well what happens when that false scarcity starts happening to physical goods? I bring this up for discussion because I've spent the last couple of days looking at getting a MakerBot CNC 3D printer and while looking at it I found the RepRap 3D printer which is almost fully self replicating. You can then go to thingverse and download real world, usable, physical objects including the RepRap 3D printer. So now just like with music and movies we can share physical objects with each other and all we need to print it is the digital design and enough plastic or other materials to create the object. If you haven't seen this tech and how much it has grown in the last two years, you are really missing out. These things even decorate cupcakes!"
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+ - News from the Whitehouse: 1

Submitted by 2obvious4u
2obvious4u (871996) writes "From whitehouse.gov:

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

Am I over reacting to this or have I just been violated?"

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