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Comment: Truly helpful tech (Score 1) 144

by auf_weiderzen (#40597875) Attached to: Student Creates World's Fastest Shoe With a Printer

The biggest breakthrough I see in this is the lessened need for shoes to be manufactured (to an extent) by hand. If Nike hops on the bandwagon, they could not only drive the push for better mass-production versions of rapid-prototyping machines like SLS printers, but also reduce the usage of child laborers. Next up: soccer balls.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke