Daily Thoughts 12/26/2011
I checked the Facebook account for the library. I listed a few events. I also updated the Twitter account. I am still thinking about the budget meeting on December 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. I am going to try and go.
I finished reading The End of Growth by Richard Heinberg. I placed the book World on the edge : how to prevent environmental and economic collapse by Lester R. Brown on hold. I enjoyed reading The End to Growth. I agree to the premise that the world will become much more local, but I think it will become much more local in a different way.
I think additive manufacturing or 3D Printing Technology which will change the world soon. There is a desktop manufacturing boom coming soon. Already, the basic machines are starting to be produced. I especially find things like Makerbot Industries fascinating. http://www.makerbot.com/ This is the tip of the iceberg. Desktop manufacturing will become systematically cheaper much like computers did. DIY Desktop CNC Machine http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/421256045/diy-desktop-cnc-machine?ref=live
There is tremendous promise in this kind of technology. It could lead to things like the Urbee becoming real http://www.urbee.net/vision/ This is the first model for a 3D printed car. This type of technology by nature is local.
This kind of thinking is tied in with the Maker movement. http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/11/dale-dougherty-make-white-house.html I think it has a wonderful almost science fiction feel to it. Cory Doctorow even wrote a science fiction book called Makers which is available to read as a Creative Commons book.