Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent -- creating “the long tail of things”.
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Reveals "micro-manufacturing" as the Western business world's most significant trend for the next decade, explaining how today's entrepreneurs will be using Web principles, from open source design to 3D printing, to create smaller, competitive product batches.
Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, argues for a "desktop revolution" in industrial production that takes advantage of the Internet, design programs like AutoCAD, 3D printers, open-source software, crowd-sourced funding, and other technological breakthroughs of the last few decades. He muses on the transformation of industrial production and how "we are all designers now." He presents four visions of desktop factories and considers how hobbies can be industrialized, and generally adulates the virtues of entrepreneurial populism. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The award-winning author of
the new industrial revolution
The invention revolution
The new industrial revolution
The history of the future
We are all designers now
The long tail of things
The tools of transformation
Four desktop factories
Reinventing the biggest factories of all
The open organization
Financing the maker movement
The factory in the Cloud
Epilogue: The shape of the industrial world
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