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In particular, 3D printed guns. 

I'm sure most of the guys in the video are responsible, but what do we do when those who shouldn't have guns simply 3D print one. 

 

 

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Looks like they still have to get a metal barrel, as you can see at 9:40. Fortunately...


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35 minutes ago, Luis Hernandez said:

Looks like they still have to get a metal barrel, as you can see at 9:40. Fortunately...

 

Apparently the Liberator that's mentioned in the video is all plastic apart from one screw, but yes,  in general it looks like they are metal and plastic.

Having said that, metal printing is a big deal now, but it needs to be sintered, so more expensive gear. Not sure if its capable of withstanding the pressure of a shot. 

https://proto3000.com/product/desktop-metal-studio-3d-printer-2-2/

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Be prepared for a magical vanishing act! 

 

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2 hours ago, charliearon said:

Be prepared for a magical vanishing act! 

 

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So firearms are a taboo subject as well now?

How about you and the other moderators issue a comprehensive list of all the subjects, topics, etc. that are deemed appropriate?

You see, rules can only be followed when people know what the rules are.

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Well... Implications of technology.

Think of all the horrible things you could do with a Star Trek replicator. (Closest equivalent)

Don't even get me started on Holodecks!


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34 minutes ago, HiFlyer said:

Think of all the horrible things you could do with a Star Trek replicator. (Closest equivalent)

 

I guess 3D printing is an embryonic Star Trek replicator. Once we perfect manipulating matter on the atomic scale, such a thing will be a reality. 

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22 minutes ago, martin-w said:

 

I guess 3D printing is an embryonic Star Trek replicator. Once we perfect manipulating matter on the atomic scale, such a thing will be a reality. 

Yep.  I can see us having replicators, directed energy rifles and pistols, and even warp engines someday.

The only thing I don't see ever happening is the transporter.

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7 minutes ago, dave2013 said:

Yep.  I can see us having replicators, directed energy rifles and pistols, and even warp engines someday.

The only thing I don't see ever happening is the transporter.

Dave

 

Agree re the transporter. Many debate this, but as far as I'm concerned you kill the original when it dematerialises and make a copy from the original matter. 😀

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6 minutes ago, dave2013 said:

The only thing I don't see ever happening is the transporter.

I think the only reason to create it for Star Trek was it was cheaper, from a production point of view, than using a shuttle. For one thing, it was a time saver.


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4 hours ago, dave2013 said:

So firearms are a taboo subject as well now?

How about you and the other moderators issue a comprehensive list of all the subjects, topics, etc. that are deemed appropriate?

You see, rules can only be followed when people know what the rules are.

Thanks.

Dave

No, firearms are NOT a taboo subject per say.  If the conversation goes south about them, then that's what will trigger the closing.

The rules are already in place.


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1 hour ago, martin-w said:

 

Agree re the transporter. Many debate this, but as far as I'm concerned you kill the original when it dematerialises and make a copy from the original matter. 😀

There is an argument there.

All the atoms and most cells in your body are replaced slowly over time and you are barely the same "you" atomically as you were a few years ago. What difference if your atoms are replaced one my one over time, or nearly instantly? Same difference?

Are "you" meat? Or are you a continuation of thoughts? 🤔

Also: Heisenberg uncertainty principle. If we can ever cheat our way past anything that fundamental, we can probably do just about anything, at that point.

Printing up a new copy of yourself might be just as easy as printing up a gun.....

In fact, while your doing that, why not automatically remove all genetic defects and signs of aging while transporting......?


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2 hours ago, martin-w said:

Many debate this, but as far as I'm concerned you kill the original when it dematerialises and make a copy from the original matter.

It would literally kill you because, when you rematerialise, your heart won't start beating without stimulation. Also, if you are completely reduced to individual atoms, you would lose all your memories and accumulated knowledge.

 

48 minutes ago, HiFlyer said:

In fact, while your doing that, why not automatically remove all genetic defects and signs of aging while transporting......?

Repeated dematerialising and rematerialising could just as easily introduce genetic defects


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