Within the next 10 years, we will be 3D printing our own clothes.
Meet OpenKnit, the first open-source clothing printer.
As noted futurist and self-proclaimed technology oracle Ray Kurzweil said at Google’s I/O conference yesterday, the 3D printing hype, while partly a result of the boom-bust-recovery theory of capitalism, should be taken seriously—at least for the sake of fashion.
In less than ten years, you’re probably going to be able to print your own open source clothes for a few cents, he told the audience, presenting more upward trending graphs than a keynote at a hot air balloon convention.
And he’s probably going to be right, as he has been with many of his other educated guesses about what the future will hold for us, technologically speaking (three quarters precisely correct predictions, he said).