On my previous post about space travel and 3D printers, mention was made of the Star Trek “food replicator.”
But I seemed to recall that sci-fi had imagined this device much earlier than that.
I couldn’t find a clip showing that from the actual film, but I did find this promotional short in which the robot explains how it is able to replicate food of any kind, in any amount. All that is needed is a small sample of the food — which I suppose makes it more of a 3D food copier than printer.
But whatever. I thought I’d share it. Also, I refer you to a story Burl brought to our attention, about how a 3D printer saved a baby’s life.
This is just astounding technology…