gmkarl at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 18:32:40 PST 2020
Well, to expand this common dialog a little,
On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 9:24 PM Punk-BatSoup-Stasi 2.0 <punks at tfwno.gf> wrote:
> Karl <gmkarl at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Of course, the idea of 3D printers isn't to purchase from
> > corporations. You can get plans to make your own,
> to make your own 3d printer you need to first make your own computer(s). In other words, if you don't want to buy your 3d printer from govcorp you need your own IC manufacturing plant.
> Once you have the printer you need plastics as feedstock. That in turn requires a chemical plant.
These things are both 'natural' resources for a while now. We have
landfills and dumpsters that are full of computers and plastics, all
over the globe. People are paying money to get rid of them, in my
> I think it's pretty important to underscore how 'industrial civilization' works so that the bullshit that professor turd constantly spams is revealed as pretty stupid propaganda.
The machine is still grinding. We debate whether we will be robot
superheroes or robot brains or something else while we jump into it.
> except, recycled materials have to be manufactured before they can be recycled.
To push back more, now that we are covered in piles of manufactured
materials, we have responsibility with regard to figuring out what to
do with them.
> > But yes, they're an advancement of industrialization, and
> > they take exotic skill to use well.
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