Like everyone else, I’ve been reading about the world’s first 3D printed gun. Hailing from my alma mater, Cody Wilson has some interesting political philosophy surrounding his 3D printed machinery. Check out this FP piece on it, and this video of his interview with Glenn Beck.
A lot of folks are writing this guy off as nuts, smart, but nuts. I think what is super interesting about his philosophy is that his arguments help us (to some degree) understand why some civilians choose violence over non-violent methods of resistance: they want to compete using the same tools of the state.
Will this kind of technology make violent resistance more efficient?
Other interesting 3D stories popping up on the internet:
A 2008 survey of the top six psychology journals dramatically shows how common that assumption was: more than 96 percent of the subjects tested in psychological studies from 2003 to 2007 were Westerners—with nearly 70 percent from the United States alone. Put another way: 96 percent of human subjects in these studies came from countries that represent only 12 percent of the world’s population.