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How to Make Almost Anything

The Digital Fabrication Revolution

Author: Neil Gershenfeld
November/December 2012
Foreign Affairs


A new digital revolution is coming, this time in fabrication. It draws on the same insights that led to the earlier digitizations of communication and computation, but now what is being programmed is the physical world rather than the virtual one. Digital fabrication will allow individuals to design and produce tangible objects on demand, wherever and whenever they need them.

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