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3D – The Next Wave of the future

We have just finished producing a short video (less than 7 minutes) on 3D printing; what it is, what it’s used for and the fact3D Print that we have one at our local college that industry can access (View it here). I touched on this subject once before in my December 11th blog post ‘How much is Digital Technology changing the way we live? I continue to be amazed by this stuff and according to a recent article I found on Entrepreneur.com this could just be the beginning. Apparently Skype is working on 3D Video calling. That would be like having a digital body sit in on your meetings for you while you sit at your computer at a different location anywhere in the world.
While this technology may be a few years away and right now it looks like its straight out of Hollywood, director David Cameron, who made the 3-D hit Avatar, says a takeover of 3-D displays is inevitable because “that’s how we see the world.”
I believe how we learn from the world is changing too. We are really becoming a ‘learn on demand’ society. With You Tube as we need to know something we look it up and learn the how often so we can do it right then. With that in mind we are producing a couple of other 7 minute video’s to help you learn about digital technology. When they are completed I will let you know.

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How much is Digital Technology changing the way we live?

After reading an interesting blog post by Futurist Thomas Frey I am totally astounded by the fact that the future is NOW! Think about this… Back in 2010 the sale of mobile devices officially exceeded the sale of desktop personal computers and sometime in 2013 the number of mobile devices in use will exceed the total number of desktop smart-phone-contentspersonal computers. So what does that mean exactly? Well now rather than having closets full of CDs, and Movie DVD’s we can have our entire entertainment library hosted in the cloud and retrieve it whenever we want from our mobile device. We can’t get lost anymore as the GPS on our phone not only knows where we are but it can tell us how to get where we want to go. It won’t be very long before we won’t need our wallet as smart phones are able to transfer cash to cover our purchases. In fact the day is fast approaching where we can walk out the door with only our clothes and our smart phone and have everything we need to be functional all day.

3D printers or rapid prototyping machines as they are also known as are quickly becoming affordable. A search on the internet reveals this home model for less than $1300! My first home computer cost quite a bit more than that. Our local college has purchased a 3D printer and made it available to industry in our region so I am familiar with the possibilities. Just imagine instead of spending countless hours searching the planet for something we want (which is amazing all in itself) soon we will be able to create whatever we want almost as fast as we can dream it up. You can’t get much more productive than that.

Productivity is a measure of how much – work, time, effort, money, or energy – you have to put into something to get the desired outcome. For more tips and tools on how to get more productive please visit Blue Collar Consulting Inc. at http://www.bluecollarconsulting.ca/ or check out our new website at http://www.connectingindustry.ca/