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TEDx Talk | 3D Printing a 2,500 Sq Ft House in 20 Hours!?


http://youtu.be/JdbJP8Gxqog

This is very cool! Check out the site for Contour Crafting for more info.

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So with this technology it is

So with this technology it is just assumed that a skilled craftsman in their trade will just "move on" and get "retrained" because he didn't compete on the Global scale and lacked skills of the 21st Century, skills known as math and science. It's OK common core will take care of that.

So as these workers and their trades get displaced, like biotechnology caused a healthcare debacle, will it just mean a diminished standard of living? I thought technology was supposed to advance mankind?

And then we see the vulnerabilities of Microsoft products, or what we get with the NSA, now Chief Technology Officers are drooling over Cyber Security and vulnerabilities in the grid.

I got news for you, we need to go back to the god damn pen and paper.

No I'm all for the new technology, but again, like biotechnology did not, it needs to advance humanity, not hold it extorted.

Now maybe we could simultaneously rid ourselves of HR departments nationwide that waste millions of hours of unproductive time to the American pulblic, that way before they make 3D houses, these displaced workers don't have to play the game of HR and be cookie cutted into their past lives, those of a skill that was taken over mid stream, without much thought about these displaced workers, you know the people that build houses. They will pull their "retraining" and "credentials" crap on them, and you know who's guilty of this group think methodology? Public Education. They will just go along with it and teach the kids to just go along with it, as their parents get squeezed out.

People should be able to be what they want when they grow up. This goes for displaced workers when technology takes over their work. But the entire debt culture of college, the entire credential, degreed BS, is causing underemployment and a sustandard and declining living standard of many.

I mean we already saw the end result after the Federal Government, Fannie, Freddie, BOA, Chase, GMAC, WAMU fried the economy by way of overdevelopment that caused the housing meltdown. Oh yah, these people need to be "retrained".
They wrote them off.

Be Your Own Media!!!

Do you feel an equal compassion towards the Politicians

who will be losing their jobs as their "skewed" sense of morality no longer fits into a new political paradigm?

The ONLY constant is Change itself.

People who have an unrealistic belief that their line of work will be there forever, are the kinds of people that suffer the most when inevitable change comes. Perhaps the "anger" shouldn't be placed on technological advancement but rather on a dysfunctional educational system? Perhaps industries that have these unrealistic beliefs should also embrace and anticipate change to stay successful?

"I got news for you, we need to go back to the god damn pen and paper."

Really? Ok, delete your comment and write me a letter and I'll try and respond within 2-3 weeks time and we can get human advancement moving... backwards?

Times change. Jobs change. People lose jobs. New jobs get created. Times change. Jobs change. And so on it goes.

The problem is the unrealistic expectation that things will just stay the same — the status quo. That's a false belief world "powers" are faced with today and this type of thinking is exactly what holds us back.

Do I wish people lost their jobs? No. Does it happen everyday? Yes. So do we push against the tide of change or do we go with the flow? You're free to do whatever you'd like.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

One could say you're just a guilty

of sticking to the status quo. No offense here but you make the assumption that society needs high employment to be prosperous, do you not?

The change you may be missing is that an alternative exists and it's easier to accomodate than keeping employment high in a world of technological unemployment. Just push wages high than inflation.

If we take back control of money and wages, we win this game. Money power is lost when things like cryptos (Bitcoin or its competitive winners) end the tyranny of charging people for every action that touches money. Wage power is lost when employers start getting told the employees they want will only work for X or above.

The disconnect in today's society is the opportunity coming soon. It is our dependence on too much money. If things were such that people stopped spending 98% of annual earnings for 40 years just to survive and started spending 30% for 7 years, that would place them in the driver's seat. And the only way to do that is to replace rented services (like power, food, communication, education, housing) with purchased and paid off ones. Instead of paying a bank $270,000 total over 30 years for your $100k house, pay a crowd-lending group $125,000 in 7 years. Instead of paying $500/month for electricity and/or natural gas, pay a solar company $350 for 7 years. Instead of paying for internet, cable and telephone, buy a mesh-connected internet system that supplies all 3 functions.

If we get all this available and on the market, the people adopting it will be able to name their wage or retire in 8 years. If they retire (because the wage market hasn't given up its power yet), then they diminish the available worker supply. Supply and demand will cause wages to rise and the whole thing begins its slow turnover, correcting a century of manipulated markets.

No, that's not at all what I am implying

I simply stated that things always change. I'd rather see efficient employment rather than high employment. I'd rather see people working in jobs they love and are inspired to do rather than coming out of the "educational factories" to be another cog in the machine. I want people to "work" less and LIVE more.

Personally, I place my "value" of work not on how much money I am paid to do it, but rather how happy I am doing it. Happiness is my standard of living and that's something I want for all people.

So, I'm not sure where I made the assumption of higher employment leading to more prosperity because I don't hold that view at all and I agree with the rest of your comment. The more we can do for ourselves, the better. This current system is falling apart along with its illusionary perpetual growth scheme. There's no future in most of it. Some of it may make a smooth transition into something new but most of it will just collapse onto itself.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It was just a segway to keep the topic going

Your comment "Do I wish people lost their jobs? No. Does it happen everyday? Yes. " implies that you want higher employment or at least less people to lose their jobs.

I'm working toward the opposite. I want to put 80-90% of people out of work. But to do that, I recognize that we first have to provide for them by giving them the same (or more) purchasing power from much less work. Hence the wage increase. From there, it's just working the supply/demand chain backwards to find an original source.

I've noticed your comments often and I agree with them as much as I can remember.

If I meant "less people" I would have said "less people" :)

Basically, do I wish people become unemployed resulting in losing their homes, unable to support and feed their families as is the result of the system as it is today? No. I don't wish that hardship on anyone yet it is a reality for people on a daily basis. It was more a statement of fact and not an expression of my views personally.

In terms of your 80-90% of people not needing to "work"... AGREED! Let's make it 100% no "work" and 100% passion for life and exploring this beautiful world and reconnecting with nature and ourSELVES as well. The illusion of this system has fallen away for me years ago. It's outdated and increasingly irrelevant but it is perpetuated by those unwilling to face the coming Changes. I'm sure you've heard of the Venus Project and similar theories of sociological change. This 3D "home printer" seems like a step in that direction, to me at least.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

oh print me a home

where the buffalo roam..

The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

- Calvin Coolidge

That's the new company motto.

™ that sh*t asap!

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

This has been attempted for at least ...

20 years.

All attempts have failed.

They always approach it from the wrong direction.

At some point they will figure it out.

But this is nothing new.

What are the other examples?

What direction do they need to figure out? Is there something new you've seen?

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

designers always look first.

They should think first.

Don't design around what you want it to look like.

Figure out the structural first and then mold the look later.

It needs to be more like a CNC machine with interchangable heads.

you have to put the steel in first, then mechanicals, then the thermals, and lastly the concrete or stick framing.

Otherwise you have a very expensive, useless tool, that adds expense instead of substracts.

The device needs to be 4-D and possibly 5-D, not 3-D.

ICFs are already very economical and pump trucks already exist. This machine solves a problem that has already been solved.

I know it is prototype, but they have already missed the train.

Not quite the same thing

Even with pump trucks and ICF construction you need lots of man power and time, which is really the most cost-saving aspect of this "3D" process.

I'm sure that in no time they will have interchangeable heads with almost 360º movement built right into one unit.

How could they miss a train that they haven't built yet?

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Give me one guy ...

to construct the ICFs and two guys for the pour.

They get three guys to set up their machine, lay the track, and pour.

I bet I win.

Now THAT would be awesome to see!

Construction Battle! Fight!! Hahahaha!

Seriously though, that would be really cool to see a head-to-head battle to see which process, from beginning to end, is not only the fastest but also most cost effective. I think it just may have to happen one day.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin