I am loathe to blog about anything Kayne West, but on a recent episode of the Kardashian show, West summed up in two sentences the greatest threat that 3D-Printing faces, and why it won’t succeed. He visited a school in Armenia that teaches students about 3D-Printing. Once he sees the 3D-Printer, he opens up:
“This is what I’m afraid of right here, 3D printing. Because the Internet destroyed the music industry and now this is what we’re afraid of right now with the textile industry,” Kanye said. “There will come a time where people are making the shoes at home.”
He’s exactly right. Efforts to stifle 3D-printing will ultimately fail.