Replicators & law

Remarkable! Some of the most interesting stories in the still current issue (the next one comes today, I think) of the Economist are freely available - good for you non-subscribers out there!

Read this story from the Technology Quarterly about fab labs, or personal fabricators. Think of a fab lab as a relatively inexpensive device akin to a printer, but with the important difference that it's output comes in three dimensions - a bit like the replicator. And now start imagining ...

Somewhat more down to earth is this very enlightening backgrounder on the relationship between US law and international law.

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