Marcin Jakubowski: Open-sourced blueprints for civilization

by Stephan Kinsella on December 5, 2011

Fantastic and inspiring TED Talk. Let’s hope patents don’t kill this (see my Pharmaceutical “Printers” and Patents; The IP War on 3D Printing Begins). (h/t Manuel Lora) Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that’s only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).


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