“I really dont know if we are mature enough to handle it,” he added cautiously, “but I think that with open-source approach, we are within reach of a Star Trek-like, post-scarcity society, in which replicators can create a vast array of objects on demand, resulting in wealth for everyone at very little cost. Pretty soon, well be able to make almost anything.”

via Scientists Build a Low-Cost, Open-Source 3-D Metal Printer – – iTech Post.