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Yeah, in case you haven't seen 3D printing. I forget if there is a more technical term for it (probably). Basically, instead of the printer printing on paper etc. a laser cuts through a block of clay in a fashion similar to a potter, and hardens the material with heat. The result is a model of whatever was drawn on the computer i.e. F-16, Chevy Malibu, whatever. A nice way to get a real feel for a design in a few hours. NOT CHEAP. But prices fall for these things:-) Anyway, 20 years down the line, instead of going to pottery barn, you could order a new set of drinking glasses over the net and your 3D laser printer would 'cut' a lot from a block of synthetic glass in front of your eyes in exchange for a small royalty payment (and of course, AMZN's commission.)
Once again, no need for UPS etc.

Manish.
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