The 3D Printed War

(via The 3D Printed War | Motherboard)

An interesting discussion on how distrubuted manufacturing capabilities will change may change some fundamental international power structures.

Similar shakeups loom on the international level. For instance, the old international punishment of putting a rogue nation under sanctions (such as those Iran is under for suspected nuclear weapons work, creating shortages of everything from jet fighter spare parts to oil rig gear) won’t have the same effect. All a nation will need to obtain is a digital code to recreate what it needs.