Rik's Ramblings

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Guns Don't Kill People ...

... additive manufacturing kills people

The growth of 3D printing could “significantly accelerate weapon proliferation and have dramatic effects on international conflict, violent extremism and even everyday crime,” the report said.

Well, I imagine the best way to kill people, en mass, is still with a bag of nitrates found in the local gardening store! Alternatively, anyone with a plastic ruler and a nail file can make a serviceable shiv. But I suppose there's some merit to the story. With a 3D printer you can make a weapon without leaving your parents basement. You still have to put on some pants and go outside if you want to kill someone though. So maybe the laziness of future humans will be our one defense.

Alternatively, could we try to figure out why people are obsessed will killing each other and evolve beyong that!