Future of Crime: Dual Use Technology; 3D Printers

Posted on July 13th, 2012 by admin in Culture and Consumerism, Scenarios, Technology

At the TED Conference in JULY 2012, a remarkable presentation was made about how criminals and terrorists can create their nastiness by using state of the art technology. We were most impressed by the example of using a 3D printer to take blueprints of a gun off the web and print the gun in hardware at any location. No mess, no fuss, no smuggling:  just a clever use of evolving technology to generate the tools of evil. (Yes, 3D printers can make metal objects.)

Here’s the video of technology’s impact on future crimes, and what’s happening now by technologically advanced criminals and terrorists:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E97Kgi0sR4

 

 

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