Where's that Revolution?

Business & Innovation
re:publica 2014

Short thesis: 

3D printing has been promised to us as a new industrial revolution. The Maker Movement has been promised to us as a new industrial revolution. But for big industry it appears to be business as usual, year on year. So where's that revolution? Have we been mislead, dreaming, blinded by wishful thinking? Are we setting course head-on into Gartner's through of disillusionment? Or is there still hope? -- An update on an ongoing development.

Description: 

The session will cover these questions:

  • Where is evidence for alternatives to big mass production?
  • What is happening with consumer 3D printing?
  • Who is joining the maker movement?
  • Where is the third industrial revolution heading: flash in the pan or big bang?
stage 2
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 -
15:30 to 16:00
English
Discussion
Intermediate