3D printed lunar building
I found a recent example of this particularly inspiring. It also provides a stark indicator of the rate and pace at which these cycles are accelerating.
Fosters and Partners, the London-based architectural firm behind Wembley Stadium, announced on Feb. 1 designs for a building on the moon to be constructed by robotically-operated 3D printers using lunar soil.
These real-time fabrication devices have come a long way since they were first developed in 1984. And amazing how quickly this has gone from specialized corporate industrial applications to being exploited by the Maker movement to being mentioned by the President in his State of the Union address.
What an exciting advancement - 3D printing in an extra-terrestrial setting. First the moon, then Mars, perhaps on an asteroid.
I am always on the lookout for the next shortened cycle of invention to innovation. Please share ones that you have seen!