How Lego-Scale Weapons Opened My Eyes to the Next Industrial Revolution

Over two and a half years ago I read the article “In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms are the New Bits” and it brought a sense of clarity and a lot of great examples to the things I was hearing around that time and earlier surrounding technology trends. It was also the article that ended up being the catalyst to buying my first 3D printer.

I constantly use one example from the article about Will Chapman and his Lego-scale weapons company because it’s a perfect example of the ease of building a muse business, leveraging personal or small scale manufacturing and crowdsourcing.

I re-read the article recently and it’s as great as when it was first published in January, 2010. I consider it a must-read. Check it out and share what ideas it sparked for you.

Matt Kane

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