Making 3D particles in a beaker

3d particles in a beaker 

I was reading, and frankly, not completely understanding, this very interesting story in the MIT Technology Review about the creation of 3D particles in a new chemical process and it got me to thinking about the “end state” of ubiquitous 3D.

I wondered what the cultural and business meaning is of particles with “precisely structured internal parts”, a sort of 3D chemistry that expands 3DVIA Composer’s “product information everyware” vision in ways we’ve never thought about before.

What if the vision isn’t just about 3D for everyone, but becomes instead 3D chemistry in everyone? 

When microfluidics can efficiently make “particles with exquisite internal structure” don’t we have a classic assembly? Would there be a product tree for these particles?

It’s fun to speculate about what a 3D particle could mean and how it relates to what we traditionally think of as 3D. But here’s my main point: how do you think the bedside machine that’s delivering 3D particles to a patient will be marketed…how will its users get trained…how will its instructions be delivered?

Clearly, if the purpose is to inject a human with 3D chemistry, wouldn’t it be really dumb to to anything other than document the delivery machine in 3D as well?

Making 3D particles in a beaker

Making 3D particles in a beaker

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