Hired by Intel for some time now, singer Will.I.Am (Black Eyed Peas) recently spoke about 3D printing technology.
In an interview with the Dezeen site, he explains how he believes 3D printing will one day be able to " to print people. "
"I am not saying that I agree with the idea, I am simply saying that it is plausible to think that this technology will go in this direction. It is unfortunately a reality, but at the same time, it urges humanity to reflect on its responsibilities. "
In fact, 3D printing did not wait for the flash of genius of the singer to embark on the adventure, and this technology has also largely proven itself in the medical field before being offered to the general public. public. Whether it's making custom dentures, bones, bone prostheses … We are already able to print synthetic skin, living cells, cartilage, and the next step will be the impression of viable organs from the patient's stem cells.
The singer persists, however: "If we can print a liver or a kidney, then damn it, we will be able to print a whole damn person. When Moses came down with his 10 Commandments and said 'You will not do …' he did nothing said about 3D printing. "
It's hard to say whether these statements, which were aimed precisely at promoting 3D printing solutions from 3D Systems, hit the mark …
3D Systems has just announced the launch of a range of printers specializing in the printing of clothing, luggage and even bicycles made from recycled materials.
"When we have almost divine tools, who governs us? I don't know. I could create life, new codes … New mores must be instilled in us. Before, when we wanted to reproduce, we had to ' but now … "
Before asking the question of the impression of humans, perhaps it should be remembered that currently, human cloning remains theoretical. It is hard to imagine how the ethical problems that had hampered human cloning could not resurface if it were ever possible to print men and women.