The future is NOW at Shapeways, but at least Vice-President Biden recognizes the importance of 3D Printing.
In an address to Cypress Bay High School Vice-President Biden mentioned 3D Printing as part of his utopian vision of the future.
"Imagine a day, when in your, doctors are able to regenerate entire body parts and limbs that have been damaged and lost, not only saving tens of thousands of lives, but restoring the thousands of our Iraq and Afghan veterans coming back in need of prostheses, so they will be able to live a full and ambulatory life. As an aside, in the future, just one example, using 3D printers, we're going to be able to restore tissue after traumatic injury or burn, restore it back to it's original state. It's literally around the corner. Imagine a world in which hunger is vanquished by crops that don't depend on the soil, water or fertilizer, or pesticides to thrive, they're just around the corner"