I rarely agree with anyone in government and President Barack Obama is not the exception to that. He is right about the future of 3D printing and it's ability to be a revolutionary tool, especially if we use hemp paper, plastics, concrete (hempcrete), woods, foods, etc. as a major raw material to create what we need and want without much economic consideration.
How would your life be different if you could just print whatever you need? Believe it or not, that's the potential found in the technology known as 3D printing. The more I look at this technology the more I see Genesis 11:6 "..nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." Already folks are printing everything from human organs to food to guns (which even changes the current gun control conversation to focus on the fingers on the triggers - not background checks that are impossible when folks are printing their own guns that shoot now up to 600 rounds - look to the psycho active drugs the mass killers are on).
The potential impact on the world's economy, in a word, healing. 3D / 4D printing gives us the ability to create the things we want in life.
So of course my next question is how can we incorporate hemp into the 3d printing evolution? The answer is hemp (plastics, foods, building materials, inks, etc.) is the perfect raw material to fuel the 3D Printing process. Hemp even has applications in making the 3D printers too.
Because hemp is such a quick growing, low cost and versatile plant, everyone could have affordable access so they can build their world they way they want.
Though the research is still being compiled, the possibilities are mind blowing. The many links below are the initial research done by a group of marijuana activists (too many to list here now - more on them in future posts) on the two empowerment tools, 3D Printing - Hemp.
A tiny list for hemp links and key participants in this research are the USA Hemp Museum, Time4Hemp, The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, Hippie Butter Hemp Foods, and countless others found via search engines, that cover many of the 50,000 products hemp can make - that's pre 3D printer. We are limited only by our imaginations here since we have access to vital information on how to use hemp in all its forms to solve our problems now. I don't know about you, but I'm loving the information age. Truth is setting us free.
If you only read one article on 3D Printing this is the link –
3D Printers Costs & Comparisons
3D Printing & Hemp
Frequently Asked Questions - http://www.hempplastic.com/faq.html
& Plastics - http://www.hempmuseum.us/ROOMS/ARM%20PLASTICS.htm
& Paper http://www.hempmuseum.us/ROOMS/ARM%20PAPER-PULP.htm