First we experienced the digital revolution in computation. Then we experienced it in communications. And now, according to Neil Gershenfeld
, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, the digital revolution is moving into surprising new territory: the world of manufactured physical goods. This new development on the digital frontier is the subject of Gershenfeld’s new book, FAB: The Coming Revolution on your Desktop–From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication
(Basic Books, 2005).
Gershenfeld presented his ideas at a Global Business Network lecture in California this April.
Lecture summary (with link to audio file)