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3D printing, like all blossoming new industries, saw an explosion of competing devices, all vying for our attention -- and disposable income. A contraction was going to happen eventually and with MakerBot last week cutting 100 staff and closing its three stores, we might already be at the start of something more significant.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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3D printing, like all blossoming new industries, saw an explosion of competing devices, all vying for our attention -- and disposable income. A contraction was going to happen eventually and with MakerBot last week cutting 100 staff and closing its three stores, we might already be at the start of something more significant.