Your Future Will Be Manufactured on a 3-D Printer

Would you like to build your own gun? There are plenty of ways to do so, legal and otherwise. Last week, a group called Defense Distributed offered you a new one: It published instructions for creating a plastic firearm using a 3-D printer. One guy even fired a real bullet with it.

The questions — which Bloomberg View will be exploring in a series this week — are not just how this technology may disrupt our lives, for better and worse, but how to prepare for this manufacturing revolution in the making.


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