In a world where destruction seems the norm, it is exciting to think that 3D printing may have a good purpose after all, to preserve culture. The replicas that we make of little robots and other creatures, the different tools and fun things, now can be revealed as a precursor to the museum. I am excited to think that this will continue in other ways, allowing all of us to see exhibits that we might not otherwise get to see. Extend the idea to science and other realms, to enable education on a brand new level, and we will build new learners tomorrow!
This heritage isn’t lost forever. Ordinary people weren’t the only victims of ISIS. The terror group also waged war on humanity’s cultural heritage, destroying ancient libraries, monuments, and statues. And now, thanks to the magic of technology, they’re coming back.