The current AJF Staff Writer is Dina Noto. In the past, our staff writers have included Susan Cummins, Bonnie Levine, and Kerianne Quick, among others.
At the launch of his Ekocycle 3D printer brand, modern Prometheus Wil.i.am prophesied to Dezeen the terrifying vision of a dystopian future wrought by his own hand. Lured by the awesome, godlike power 3D printing technology offers mere mortals, Wil.i.am now finds himself face to face with the moral and ethical dilemmas such technology imposes on its users. We begin by printing bracelets, then robots, then shoes. The 3D printing of people is coming in our lifetime, he hath foretold, and humanity is not prepared for the dawn of sentient automatons it will create. "Moses comes down with the 10 commandments and says 'Thou shalt not...',” Will.i.am warns, “He didn't say shit about 3D printing.”