In 1983, Chuck Hull invented the first ever 3D printer. With untapped potential over 30 years later the 3D printer is being enhanced and improved with modern technology, opening up a whole new realm of opportunity in almost every aspect of life. Although 3D Printers haven’t been perfected, they have advanced in huge ways and are already producing some amazing, insane and just plain cool things. In 2001’s Jurassic Park III Billy Brennan shows Dr. Alan Grant that he reproduced a Velociraptor larynx with a 3D printer and our minds were blown. Maybe we aren’t close to having a park full of dinosaurs, but the 3D reproduction of many things is definitely a reality.
Clearly, this one is cool but definitely controversial. There have been several, functioning guns made by 3D printing which causes an even bigger headache for governments who are already having a hard time with gun control and laws. While 3D printers have many amazing uses, this one is causes more trouble than anything as anyone with the technology can download and print their own firearm out of plastic.