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30 Jul 2012

Who is to say whether the fourth wave will allow the creation, on demand and in private, of living things of whatever size and complexity limited only by the DNA coding and the dimensions and sophistication of the desktop "compuprinter", beginning with viruses and ending with recognizable entities. No more meth-labs.

The next wave of 3D printer-desktop fusion models will create biological substances according to downloadable and possibly hacked DNA codes. The final product will be assembled molecule by molecule, noiselessly, privately, hygienically, without tell-tale odors, for clandestine packing and sale. Whichever awaits, it's coming full-tilt to you, and when your children are grown they will wonder why you ever bothered...