Monday, December 26, 2011

Daily Thoughts 12/26/2011

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.   This is the tip of the iceberg.  Desktop manufacturing will become systematically cheaper much like computers did.  DIY Desktop CNC Machine

There is tremendous promise in this kind of technology.  It could lead to things like the Urbee becoming real  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.  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.

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