Changing our future with 3D Printing presented at CircleCityCon 2017

by Emily Peed,

Summary : 3D Printing represents the last tool that will be necessary is shifting into our new 21st century economy, as we finally break ourselves free from the shackles of the wealth inequality generated during the first three and a half industrial revolutions and the general perversion of economic sensibilities. We will transform our own perceptions of what the world is to become as we grow into second half of the third industrial revolution, and blossom into the totality of the fourth and its wide adoption among society. This is also an important shift in dynamic within the economy as larger corporations turn to automation to lessen their overhead costs and improve profitability. For many of the individuals displaced through automation, we must strive to replace their positions within the economy, provide new growth opportunities, retrain or open the market to be more competitive towards small businesses, and re-empower communities to be self-sufficient. Our definition of prosperity and what we consider a healthy community, economy, environment, and investment system must be restructured.