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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:54AM   Printer-friendly
from the their-customs-are-strange-to-me dept.

EvilJim writes :

"New Zealand Customs recently released a report stating guns, drugs and gems could soon be printed in your living room: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9768343/ Printers-capable-of-making-guns
Fortunately some experts have voiced their opinion on this report with some more down to earth thinking: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9773172/ No-smoking-gun-with-3-D-printers-experts-say
When will government get a handle on this technology and stop all the FUD? ever?"

 
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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:53AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:53AM (#15747)

    While all that may be possible in 10-50 years, how is your 3D printer going to make gold without some kind of fission reactor?

    Fusion, not fission! Of course first you will need complete fission then print the electrons, neutrons, protons etc till you produce the gold item you want. Need fully cyclical E=MC^2. The printing side will be more like fusion though.

    Remember the visual effects on replicators?

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by takyon on Thursday March 13 2014, @10:04AM

    by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Thursday March 13 2014, @10:04AM (#15784) Journal
    It's been done. [wikipedia.org]
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