Wired: Ghana Gets a Fab Lab
Sep 12, 2004, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)
How to Help Your Business Become an AI Early Adopter
"Remember the Star Trek Replicator machine? It made a copy of
all the molecules of any given object and stored them in what would
have to be the universe's biggest database. Whenever Kirk or crew
needed anything, the Replicator would cheerfully spit out a shiny
new copy of the desired object.
"We'll probably need to wait a couple of centuries for someone
with Spock-like intelligence to come up with a real world machine
that's as capable as the Replicator. Meanwhile MIT's Center for
Bits and Atoms 'Fab Labs' may be the next best thing..."