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Sight Lines: Where is 3D Headed - and Are You Onboard?

April 11, 2011


I have to admit I was a bit incredulous as I listened to Brian Mathews describe the future of 3D imaging at the recent SPAR International conference near Houston. The vice president of Autodesk Labs claimed that one day we will all be simply printing anything we want to own-in a completely customized and fully self-assembling design, no less-as “infinite computing” becomes a reality and the cost of complexity is reduced to nothing. It sounded like something right out of a futuristic scifi movie. But it’s not as fictional as you might think … and it may soon be coming to a surveying firm near you. To read the rest of this post, click here.