3D-Printed Pirate Bay Ship of the Day: Last month, the Pirate Bay added downloads of physical objects (or, at least, the files necessary to create them on a 3D printer).
Now the first “physibles” have started to appear in the real world.
Canadian Pirate Bay user Charles Randall downloaded a 3D model of the torrent site’s iconic pirate ship and had it printed by 3D printing service Shapeways.com.
“I was entertained by telling shapeways.com that I owned the copyright on the design though, something they force you to accept in order to have the model printed. But I guess, in a way, we all do,” Randall said.
The model cost around $100 for printing, materials, and shipping, but those who own their own 3D printers can produce one for less.
I hate the term physibles. There has to be a more elegant word for this whole 3D printing revolution. Things will not be the same from this moment on. We are closer than ever to teleportation and replicator technology. I like the design and lines of this cute pirate ship model.
The whole process fascinates me. I hope they get the technology down to a more consumer level soon - first at businesses set up to produce these physibles and then at home. The evolution is inevitable. Now the trick will be to see if this technology all stays obscure, becomes just a fad or really changes our civilization.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.