Wolfgang Grulke Eric Drexler becomes an industry outcast

Wired Magazine of October 2004 carries an ironic story by Ed Regis on how Eric Drexler (he who dreamed up molecular machines and coined the term nanotechnology) has been shoved aside by US Big Science. Read "The Incredible Shrinking Man" at www.wired.com
Posted: 31 October 2004 at 22:34

Wolfgang Grulke 3D printing - beyond expensive cartridges

As you will have discovered from using your ink-jet printer, the real cost is not in the hardware but in the expensive print cartridges. Ditto for the new field of 3D printing. It's nice to see this story that allows the recycling of spare plastic as an input material. It really is reminiscent of one of our earliest MindBullets (2003) in which Sony announced a nano-printer for the home that would use "spare atoms" from your garbage to create almost anything.
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Posted: 16 January 2013 at 11:14

Wolfgang Grulke How time flies...

We published our first MindBullet almost ten years ago, on 21 August 2003. The subject was 4D printing in the home - a subject that is now just entering media consciousness! They said we were "crazy". Yes, but were we being crazy enough?!

4D printing is building things at an atomic (quantum) level, as opposed to 3D printing which is essentially building things one molecule at a time.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "How time flies...") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=da2cf79d-1cbf-4a48-8817-e4690f3e3f78
Posted: 5 June 2013 at 09:09

Wolfgang Grulke 3D printing at The Science Museum London

When a leading-edge technology appears at a museum you may think it's all over, yet it's impact hasn't even begun!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "3D printing at The Science Museum London") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=ea3b0af9-2cd9-41eb-b663-7a533412364c
Posted: 1 September 2013 at 10:11

Wolfgang Grulke An interesting week for 3D printers!

The week started with a story on UK detectives breaking up a gang who were using 3D printers to make functioning guns and ended with a report that works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh were being reproduced EXACTLY with 3D printers by scientist at Delft university.


Just think of the second-order implications of this trend initially highlighted in our very first MindBullet ten years ago. What is 'real' will never be the same again!
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Posted: 27 October 2013 at 11:08

Wolfgang Grulke Print your food!

It had to happen! The theme of our first-ever MindBullet reaches the marketplace with a 2014 launch planned.
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Posted: 28 December 2013 at 10:36

Neil Jacobsohn Printing anything you want from atoms

Ads I said in a previous post - fact is increasingly becoming stranger than fiction! Read the MindBullet alongside, written by FutureWorld founder Wolfgang Grulke way back in 2003 - and then read the attached article...
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Posted: 26 June 2016 at 11:33
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