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Date: 01/27/12 07:01 AM

50 Responses to TED Asks: Would You Download A Car?

  1. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    Link: TED Asks: Would You Download A Car? - That anti-piracy slogan might become a relevant question sooner than you think.
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 7:24 am
    It`s a Star Trek Replicator! :-D

    ...and she`s not used to presenting... you can hear the stammer in her voice
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    Parasite Male 18-29
    141 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 7:31 am
    want one? http://www.makerbot.com/
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 7:33 am
    First I am going to print a billion lego blocks. But then I am going to print myself a new liver and drink myself silly.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 7:37 am
    i was thinking...you can actually make your own laptop..to your design specifications (well..except processor and the parts that require nm scale...but its a work in progress..so i guess someday you can print your own processor at home)
    and yea..piracy will rule the world then
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 7:39 am
    just realised...you can print freaking money!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 27, 2012 at 7:39 am

    yes
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2012 at 7:39 am
    Combine this technology with a 3D scanner and you can really p*ss off what remains of America`s physical manufacturing industry.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 8:18 am
    Can I print her?
  10. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 8:30 am
    @Draculya
    Original Product -> 3D Scan -> 3D Print
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 8:41 am
    I have three things to say:

    1.) I would print a 3D printer to print a 3D printer.. printception.

    2.) If they can accomplish printing cells, not only could they create perfect organs for transplant, they could completely clone an individual. Not a clone that starts from birth, a clone that`s exactly the same as you are in your current state.. minus the memories and life experience (maybe). But that`s quite a long ways off I estimate.

    3.) I really hope she`s single and looking for a young guy.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2012 at 8:58 am
    @skytz1337 - you have been able to print your own money for as long as money has been printed. You don`t need one of these machines. But a fake is always a fake...
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 9:05 am
    The only non CGI product I saw was plastic pens.
  14. Profile photo of andfrank03
    andfrank03 Male 18-29
    68 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 9:13 am
    This presentation is overly dramatized.. Don`t get too excitted about it people
  15. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2012 at 9:40 am
    I don`t see how this is overdramatized. I`ve followed news stories about 3D printing for a little while now and this is all accurate. There`s even another TED Talk that discusses the printing of human organs.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 9:44 am
    Would You Download A Car?
    Stupid IAB... You have no idea how a car is put together, do you?

    Great video though, but... every good post on here is something I`ve already seen, cause` it`s good.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2012 at 11:59 am
    I would download a car, if they still charged 23000 dollars for it. The only reason piracy exists is because greed exists on the other side
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1835 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    I would download a car, if they still charged 23000 dollars for it. The only reason piracy exists is because greed exists on the other side.


    Wow. Just, wow. Yeah it`s got nothing to do with a new generation of people who feel entitled to anything their little heart desires without having to work for it.
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    the day is upon us
    http://thepiratebay.org/browse/605
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Download cars.... hellz yeah!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    IF it was cheap enough... download a car then crash it then download another one!
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    @jendrian, YEAH! drat those people wanting to make a product, pay for research and development, resources, facilities, utilities, labor...drat all those people wanting a decent living wage and health car. And they expect to make a profit too? poo, if they want to make money they should be running a service to fascilitate pirates getting poo for free!

    You want to rebel against greed, then don`t buy poo from the people you think are greedy. That`s it. That`s all your entitled to do. Not buy.

    Anything else is just stupidly weak justification for your own greed and overblown sense of self-entitlement. This attitude is already leading to the destruction of many industries...film, music, video games...these things are being fundamentally and irrevocably changed in how they`re distributed, financed, and made. All because of entitled greed.
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
    335 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    The "ink" to print the car will cost more than the car itself.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Yeah, TED are very smart, but they can`t get a proper video player that doesn`t make the video look like it`s from th 80`s
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    if my fat ass cigar smoking ferarri driving el doucho supremebag boss with all his gold digging su[permodel bitches insists on paying me jack poo and still charging exorbitant prices for products I help produce..then yes... I will down load a goddamn car. The people with power use it irresponsibly..therefore its up to the people without to regulate it .... sometimes the `big wigs` simply need to be cut down to size and remind them theres more sides to a lemon than the inside and out.
  26. Profile photo of DromEd
    DromEd Male 40-49
    1835 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    @ dead-kittens..

    Well why don`t you show him what`s what and go get a better job. Waaaaa waaaaa. Why don`t you go get some power and then use it responsibly?
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm
    @DromEd Downloading of a song by someone who cannot afford it is of no loss to the record labels.. in fact its basically free advertising to anyone that hears it being played.. Lets say you build a classic GTO from scrap metal and broken glass, you build, weld, shape, paint and pay for the fuel.. would it be fair for you to pay Dodge a hefty sumbefore having the right to drive it? Would it or is it (genuinely asking) possible that downloading a song on your laptop which you paid for, on your internet which you pay for, doing all the work yourself in finding and acquiring said song is the same?


    there are so many sides and possible perceptions of theft its unreal... like the chick in (portugal?) that registered the sun in her name (yep)..you feel its just that you pay her to stand outside? IM going way off topic here so I`ll leave it at that but the ideology is there..
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    chejackson Male 30-39
    14 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm
    what an non-nice individual. yeah, lets get rid of manual labour altogether and download all this poo, what are these vast amounts of people in the production industry going to do when their skill is available at the click of a button? fortunately this is a pipedream, for now. sometimes geeks grind my gears.
  29. Profile photo of Dead-Kittens
    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    Also on a completely random note Ive heard (unconfirmed) that its illegal in Canada to upload copyrighted material and illegal to download copyrighted material in the states ergo legal to upload in the states and legal to download in Canada.. aka I download whatever the hell I want (Canada) and havent broken a law?
  30. Profile photo of DromEd
    DromEd Male 40-49
    1835 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    Wow dead kitty...you really know how to delude yourself. It`s really pathetic.
  31. Profile photo of Dead-Kittens
    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    aw I accidently deleted a part of my point i was making... Point was that at the expense of someone yes...theft is wrong... but anything intangible should be free.. (within obvious reason)
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    chejackson Male 30-39
    14 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    wow, I-a-b CENSORS YOUR POSTS NOW RIGHT? cool, for a site that is getting high and mighty about internet control, you substitute a word that rhymes with fnon-nice individual? you bunch of trucking bunts.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    I`m gonna get one of these things and start downloading Krugerrands!
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    doing this in my CAD/CNC class in a bit
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    phil7243 Male 18-29
    143 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    A car would still need to be assembled, it`s not going to come out in one piece on your desktop printer.
    Would you trust a car you built yourself? Most people struggle with IKEA.
  36. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    "Wow. Just, wow. Yeah it`s got nothing to do with a new generation of people who feel entitled to anything their little heart desires without having to work for it."

    No, it really doesn`t. When I get better return in terms of hours of entertainment/dollar from going to the movies and buying the excessively overpriced popcorn than I do from buying a $90 video game, why the hell should that game cost $90? There was a time when games weren`t 100% done after playing them for a total of 10 hours...
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm
    "wow, I-a-b CENSORS YOUR POSTS NOW RIGHT?"

    dunno where you been mr. 2 posts but it`s censored words for a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    DromEd & Ruffiana seem to think I would want the car for free.

    I would gladly pay for it if it the price was just. Here`s some german people discussing the cost of production of some Mercedes-Benz cars, through talking to people that work in the business.

    All that R & A and manufacturing costs you`re talking about? When put into the (hugely efficient) production line turn out to be about 1500 to 15000 Euros depending on the car. Let`s say you pick the cheapest car Mercedes Benz will sell you, and take the most expensive cost of production mentioned. What`s that? it`s a 400% profit? That`s just the profit my friends. You know what that`s called?

    Goddamn greed. If I`ve ever downloaded song or books, it`s because I`m not willing to pay 500-10 000% the price of production so that the heads of thos
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    so that the heads of those companies can go buy yet another yacht. F*ck them, you can still get rich by making it available at a lesser cost (as long as it`s above cost of production you`ll still make a good profit).

    My point was that the price set is way too high, you self entitled dumbasses
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    A ready to use pen? So it comes with ink and everything?
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    ubertino Male 30-39
    23 posts
    January 28, 2012 at 1:03 am
    yes, but can you print another 3d printer? prinception...
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    January 28, 2012 at 1:30 am
    We had a 3D printer at my school. I made a sweet puzzle on it... then promptly lost it at a bus stop.

    <shakes fist>
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    January 28, 2012 at 5:33 am
    nice one ubertino!
  44. Profile photo of eSc
    eSc Male 18-29
    27 posts
    January 28, 2012 at 7:37 am
    print a gun?
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    January 28, 2012 at 10:19 am
    blah blah blah. If I could download a car for free, I would!
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    January 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    "these things are being fundamentally and irrevocably changed in how they`re distributed, financed, and made."

    Yes... all for the better. They`re distributed internationally, simultaneously, cheaply, quickly, and immediately.

    It is everything the free market claims to achieve, but hasn`t. The idea that industries are being "destroyed" by piracy is bullpoo.

    Artists have always made minimal amounts from album sales (of which they get, at best 25%), compared to concerts (60%).

    Downloads have never demonstrated a 1 to 1 correlation to reduced sales. Studies showing each downloaded song, results in 0.08c in reduced sales ($0.0008), whilst penalties are as high as $65`000 per song.

    AKA you are penalized ~32500% of actually stealing it, under the argument it`s "like stealing", which it drating isn`t.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 2:26 am
    The day I can download a car...

    ...I will download a car.
  48. Profile photo of chejackson
    chejackson Male 30-39
    14 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 5:31 am
    I-is-bored, dunno where you been mr. 1994 posts but it still sucks, im going home to cry.
  49. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Open Source Cars.
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    bcanddc Male 40-49
    14 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    Forget about downloading a car, that`s likely to never happen in our lifetimes. There are however, many, many things that could be downloaded and "printed" out. Sounds great right? It does until you think about how many people will be put out of work because of it.

    At some point people, we are going to get a handle on all this technology that is replacing people. What are people going to do to earn money? You think unemployment is bad now, just wait another 10 years, it will be at 20% or more.

    We will have to completely rearrange our system of commerce and how people earn livings. Money will have to be replaced by something else based on some activity other than work. If you sit back and think through it to it`s logical conclusion, you will arrive at the same thing I do.

    "The internet and computers will one day be looked upon as the single greatest destroyer of jobs and concentrator of wealth ever devised by mankind."

    Me 20

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