The Dream Factory - Personal Fabrication is coming

From Wired.com

The Dream Factory
From design to delivery, custom manufacturing is coming soon to a desktop near you. Writer Clive Thompson joins the fab Lab" revolution.

Can’t wait for my personal replicator!

oh well, since everyone on the street is already a designer, might as well let them all create their own trash.

still, when will these forward thinking MIT geniuses come up with a machine that gobs up our annual tonnes of household trash and converts them straight to cash or something useful beyond compost?

if you put the pieces together, thats in progress. advances are accelerating in using bacteria to break down waste into other materials… especially different types of plastic. if a desktop fabricator included a bacterial chamber/composter, you basically get what you’re saying.