You might just download a car
January 24, 2012 11:13 AM Subscribe
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The Pirate Bay announced today a new category of torrents, Physibles
We believe that the next step in copying will be made from digital form into physical form. It will be physical objects. Or as we decided to call them: Physibles. Data objects that are able (and feasible) to become physical. We believe that things like three dimensional printers, scanners and such are just the first step. We believe that in the nearby future you will print your spare sparts for your vehicles. You will download your sneakers within 20 years.
Essentially, this technology allows for the printing of three-dimensional objects by melting and fusing bits of plastic
, layer by layer. Things like toys, chess pieces, gears, artwork, cups, bowls, and more are already possible to “print” at home. So far there's not all that much to download
, highlights include the Pirate Bay Pirate Ship
, a 3D Portrait of Chris Dodd
, and several assorted toys and games. But the potential for the massive distribution of files for physical objects through the Pirate Bay is extraordinary
Physibles may create a entire new field for potential copyright infringement
but it is not the only use for 3D printers. Makerbot's Thingiverse
is an online library for sharing user-created designs of physical objects that can be made on a 3D printer. Likewise, Google's 3D Warehouse
host hundreds of 3D models.