THE 3D PRINTING SCRAPBOOK: NASA SCANNING ON MARS, PRINTING ON EARTH?
Here's a very important article that was sent to us by Mr. S.D., and I think the importance of it will be self-evident to most readers here, and our thanks to him for sharing it:
It seems that our Star Trek sort of analysis of the potentials of 3D printing, and its possible growth from the black technologies bureaucracies and budgets, may be being confirmed in a round-about way. Readers will recall that we've postulated here that 3D printing appears to be a tangible step in the technology tree leading to a kind of Star Trek replicator, and transporter-teleporter system. Many weeks ago I blogged about the inevitable next steps of 3D-printing: its use and application to the "manufacture" of organic materials, and unbeknownst to me at the time, this process was already underway. Now the internet abounds with stories of various organs being 3D printed, and in a few cases, actually made for surgical procedures and transplant in yet another step along the technology tree toward "Star Trek" like transporter capabilities: the ability to "teleport" organic life over long distances: download at one end, upload and print at another. We're a long way off, but yet, much closer now than when Gene Roddenberry first popularized the idea on his now famous television sci-fi series.
Another scenario we've discussed here is the use of 3D printing to "manufacture at a distance," i.e., to scan something at one end, or upload specifications for something at one end, and download at another. Now, let's exercise the imagination a little bit.
Suppose you took various spectrographic and chemical analyses of something at one end, scanned an object with this and other means of sensing, then sent all of this data to be 3D printed at another end, possibly for more detailed analysis.
Such a technique would tremendously expand your ability, using relatively cheap and off the shelf public technologies, to explore space, for with growing sophistication, it would not be necessary to physically transport such objects from space to Earth for further analysis; it could, via 3D printing and the requisite scanning and sensing technologies at the "exploration end", drammatically increase the ability of robotic probes to act as the eyes and ears of mankind remotely.
Well, it appears that this may be a scenario already in play on Mars:
NASA 3D Scanning Mars, 3D Printing on Earth
Now, for followers of "strange things in Martian pictures," the implications here will be obvious: by replicating here on Earth objects on photographs that appear to be artificial or in some other respect anomalous, scientists can literally pick it up and examine it... so rest assured, this capability isn't being used to print ordinary rocks... what they're probably really looking at is the apparent "strange stuff" that seems to pop up in so many Martian pictures...
...so the game has been ratcheted up dramatically... Never A Straight Answer has entered a whole new phase.
See you on the flip side...
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My initial thought when I read this was, Isn’t the unstated truth of what’s really going on exactly the opposite? Scanning here on earth and 3-D printing on Mars?
What better way to transport your “stuff” across the solar system? I’m only half in jest here.
On a lighter note, check out the excellent Brewster Rockit comic strip for the week of April 7 on precisely this topic:
I second Dana Thomas
I’ve read these comments for fourteen months and the archived ones as well. I keep looking for ideas as many of these posts contain information that is quite disturbing.
NASA is remaining true to its nickname, Never A Straight Answer, in this matter, too. in this case feinting with one hand to draw attention away from the real trick going on with the other.
no doubt, there is significant progress in 3D printing and replication, and that at least the shape/form, if not actual molecular/biological/genetic substance, of an object can conceivably be transported/replicated over distances.
however, reporting this in connection with Mars and positing “future” manned missions to that planet is pure diversion IMHO. numerous testimonies have already been given by military and intelligence operatives of their own visitations of the Mars by various means, including spaceflight and vortal teleportation (based on Tesla technology where objects/beings remain intact, not disintegrating/reintegrating Star Trek style).
as for “proof” of the above, i am willing to wager that effective disclosure that interactive travel and communications with Mars has been ongoing for at least 3 decades will be effect BEFORE NASA, or any other agency, publicly announces its first manned mission there.
Beam me up Scotty and other memes. Good ol’ NASA is good for a fairy tail just about every week. Their public relations department goes into overdrive on a regular basis, and just about every time they do, it’s so way out it makes the “outer limits” category.
Must be nice for the pilots in the Secret Space Program to go to the Moon and Mars for lunch, and the NASA guys only have “rovers”, what dysfunctional organization.
I remember this idea being used in a science fiction novel published by DAW titled The Orchid Cage in the 1970s. Also the holo-deck from STNG and this has been a meme of a whole genre of science fiction and fantasy so what are our oligarchs up to with this technology. If they can duplicate objects found on the Moon or Mars they can more precisely find out that a further exploration is needed and when will they tell us and before I forget this is sort of used by the Krell in the movie classic Forbidden Planet and if you seen the film you know what happen to them.
The fantasy book series The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind (now tv series Truth Seeker) has a similar kind of technology in it also. In the story the ‘transport’ device is a type of water well inhabited by the ghost of a woman whom was experimented upon and ruined by powerful wizards of a long ago age.
A movie I’m thinking about is Stargate and the star trek-esque transporter device with the stone rings inside the spaceship.
I’ve always been chilled by the notion of an enemy being able to materialize out of thin air but not with 10,000 troops per se, just 1 big bomb with 10 seconds left on the timer as in movie. That has got to be in the realm of ultimate weapons yeah?
Well now, hear me out; flash forward just 5-10 years and read between the headlines on CNN;
* Dept. Homeland Security has produced evidence that proves Iranian Jihadists 3D printed the suitcase nuke that exploded last week in New York.
* What’s even more incredible is that they didn’t have to smuggle a single thing into the country to make it.
* They were here on student visas studying nuclear engineering at Columbia University.
* Four man cell used their campus dorm room internet connection to coordinate a massive hack attack on the mainframe computer in the Physics building at the University.
Consider the use of plain jane but effective vanilla hacking techniques to access any privately or publicly owned 3D printer and “print” a ‘something’ on the other end that could range from annoying to criminal to message-sending to a completely deadly but benign looking printed sphere but the moment you touch it it disintegrates in your hand and releases a small amount of replicated Ebola major-problemus which immediately gets on your hands and you breathe it in and…
So imagine that movie Stargate again except this time the humans don’t go through the trouble of building a nuclear bomb themselves and go through all the stress and worry related to a star trek style transporter, no, no, no they will just hack into the alien space ship, take over the resident on-board 3D printer and dial in an accurately reproduced set of instructions to print the nuclear bomb inside the target area. Sports fans might identify better with “BOOM goes the 3dprinted dynamite folks!”
The extent of the NSA spying scandal offers a provocative context for the ideas above as the ability and track record of hacking into the most sensitive computer systems in the world has now been “whistleblown”. So then it’s only a hop, skip and thought to postulate that 99% of 3d printers in the world today are connected to a computer network system somewhere. If they wanted, could not the NSA take over a 3d printer at some university in Moscow and spit out a figurine of Putin standing on a block shaped like the Ukraine and holding a gun pointed at his own head. Perhaps even an engraving in the base something like “really?”
Or something more basic; threaten a politician for a vote by 3d printing a gun on his home 3d printer with the word “yes” printer-etched right on the barrel. Of course I realize 3d printers are not common tech in the home right but again another hop, skip and a monopoly put in place and we’ll all have cheap 3d printers soon enough. Of course, inkjets and laser printers have been around for awhile now and they do say a picture of a gun is worth a thousand votes, I mean words. So whose to say they couldn’t have been practicing for a long time now already?
The article quoted here is overflowing with “memes and themes” of today’s oligarchs regarding space, and also mentions putting an asteroid in orbit around the Moon “by next year”. Knowing the source, none of the deadlines can be taken literally, and what they “plan” to do might have already been done, or might equally not actually be a goal as such.
Nevertheless, these suggestions about shifting asteroids here and there are disturbing since the last time the “gods” interfered with celestial mechanics the results were not very favourable to humanity.
the tree of life…chalk up another check mark for the bible.
Where is there reference to the “tree of life”?
Life is quantized 2D projections of manipulations in 3D space?
Suggesting that life comes from a different reality. And is not made of the matter in organic molecules like DNA.
mdna….madonna….virgin child….another check mark.
There is nothing real about it.
the things people do for lunch…
life on the dark side is not bad.
You can have everything,
but it counts for nothing.
I meant being a light on the dark side, which doesn’t then exist….light repels darkness.
Mostly I have discovered fear and ignorance, in myself that is….what you see in others is a reflection of your own self.
I try to keep in my thoughts that walking in light takes constant vigilance.
With firelight comes shadows.
The prisoners see only the shadows.
They think the shadows are reality.
How could they know any difference?
So far there is no printing of organic materials, the only 3D printing of organs has been done with already existing organ cells (organic materials) made (cloned) by other methods.
Printing of organic materials would imply that secret science has mastered a lot more than they’d ever admit. Because life is radically different than science can admit.