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Generation Z

A cultural demographics book about the 3D printing generation
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A cultural demographics book that is guaranteed to make money and get you kicked off the artistic roll call forever.

See "Fab" link for an explanation of Fabrication. If Microsoft led the information age and Google is leading the knowledge age, then a 3D fabrication company with a "Z" in it's name (for the Z axis in 3D printing) would be a good candidate to, if not lead the Fabrication or "Realization" age, then at least coincidentally share its name with the timely generation who will benefit from the 3D printing age.

Someone who likes to write should write a book about Generation Z and the coming "Realization" age and make a million dollars.

JesusHChrist, Oct 22 2006

Fabrication http://www.amazon.c...ation/dp/0465027458
[JesusHChrist, Oct 22 2006]

Generation Z http://en.wikipedia...w_Silent_Generation
without a good justification for naming it that [JesusHChrist, Oct 22 2006]

Zcorp http://www.zcorp.com/
[JesusHChrist, Oct 22 2006]

Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces http://www.youtube....watch?v=HCXlJ36x-q0
[JesusHChrist, Jan 10 2012]

Origins of the Maker Movement http://makezine.com...2/punks-and-makers/
[JesusHChrist, Dec 29 2014]

Generation Z article http://mobile.nytim...on-z.html?referrer=
[JesusHChrist, Sep 21 2015]


Shz, Oct 22 2006

       From the first link - The product is pizzled! (The Z generation would never understand this. - I myself had to wander my small room to find the scattered P.Dick collected volumes to check my spelling of pizzled. - from the short story "Autofac")   

       Forgive me. By 3-d printing do you mean the process of laser forming parts or products?
Zimmy, Oct 22 2006

       Sure, it's been halfbaked on a regular basis. Google 'Drexler' (I have no idea what will happen, but I'll bet it'll be good). Generation 'Z' is a good name for it.
moomintroll, Oct 22 2006

       What a load of crap.
Cuit_au_Four, Oct 22 2006

       Did you actually mean "a lode of crap"? The Mother CrapLode?
bungston, Oct 23 2006

       Billy Zidol.
skinflaps, Oct 23 2006

       Maybe a social historian can prove me wrong on this, but I think the Baby Boom Generation was the first generation of people to define themselves by generation... and also the last.   

       The lameness of names like 'X' and 'Y' seems to me a good indication of the weakness of the whole generation-profiling idea.
pertinax, Oct 24 2006

       the 3-D printing generation? I know that advertising is getting more than obscene as time goes on but this sounds like an entire generation bent on print advertising. Of course, I'm 32 now which means I have entirely lost touch with teenagers and I have no idea what their slang is but I must say that I am not sure if we are evolving or devolving; or maybe both. Maybe that happens in every generation. Hopefully enough of them will finally learn enough responsibility that the whole world won't go down in a big mother lode of crap.
Wakt_Out, Oct 24 2006

       //the 3-D printing generation?//   

       I may mis-understand, but I thought, when I read that, that it meant the following:   

       Order recieved from 11803 Wayward Fern Dr. Lake Okeekanobee, FL, 22146, CC# 1681 4232 .... ....   

       Size 8-1/2, W: E, color: blue .....   

       a wax vat is there in place. a laser then makes a mold of your ordered product. Your ordered product is then manufactured by CAD specs exactly as ordered.   

       That's why I asked initially. Maybe I'm way off base, though. Maybe I'm thouroughly Pizzled.   

       (I replaced the entire HVAC system in my house recently. & I mean Entire HVAC system. Tonight is the 2nd time I've run the heater as the first nearly gave me a heart attack. It set off all the fire alarms again tonight, but at least I got a family fire drill out of it. - The product IS Pizzled! - my house smells like 40~18 wheelers are driving through it every 20 min's - I hope this stops.)
Zimmy, Oct 24 2006


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