I really enjoyed this article. 3D printing seems to have faded a bit from the spotlight, as the novelty for the general public has worn off. But your article highlights the true revolutionary nature and value that it provides. I am curious to see the extent to which a durable, precise, high end highly engineered product can be produced in this manner. And also to what extent printers can be miniaturized. An obvious compelling implication would be that instead of transporting a space station to another planet like mars we could transport one explorer and one hand held 3D printer and with that device utilize local materials to build a sustainable habitat.
Compelling and concerning as alcohol consumption transcends all age groups, and can go from bars to churches to the dinner table. I am curious if there can be lessons learned from pre EU days that are applicable now? Perhaps if they are co-located in multiple countries they can avoid the tariffs and maintain a presence in the UK?
Taking a cue from Fasten perhaps the advantage that Optoro can develop is knowledge rather than logistics. The supplier has part of the equation but might not be able to get the remaining pieces in such a way that they can cut out the middle man. But agree with your sentiment and some of the comments, that they have to work to make sure they aren’t so successful so quickly that the results are easily replicated by the companies they serve. if Optoro builds a proprietary knowledge base then they own the niche.
Miami has the benefit of being a visible city, ringed on the edges with multi-million dollar estates and luxury high rises. This certainly goes a long way towards motivating people to take a serious look at sustainability. As mentioned in your post and in some replies the next step is implementation, and it seems that will be a futile endeavor if you cant get buy in globally. Changing things in one city in America, or one state or even one country will not be enough to get Miami beyond the next 50 years. I am curious to see what plan they might have as a city to get buy in through all these levels, and to target a similarly situated city in the developing world where the coast line is not comprised of mansions and yachts. A true challenge that ultimately affects all of us
The idea of partnering with the EHR that Damir mentioned is intriguing. I imagine that prior to bringing telemedicine online, reducing ongoing hospital costs will need to be addressed. The technology exists and could easily be added to bring some more transparency into the healthcare system. More than that it would bring standardization. Hospitals would have to decide on one single price for a good or service and not vary this by insurance type etc. This would not only help on the cost front, but would potentially galvanize a trend towards standardization more broadly which in turn would drive down complication rates etc. This technology has the potential to be disruptive in the most positive sense if used well.