The All New Body Shop

Body ShopThe term body shop is taking on new meaning as scientists figure out how to use 3D printers to create everything from a skull to an ear to human cartilage. There’s even a printer that may be able to use embryonic stem cells to replace kidneys, hearts, and other organs. Putting these developments together is inevitable, and in the not too distant future, maybe within the next 50 years, we will have a world where we literally escape the limitations of our own bodies. We will have the best arms, legs, lungs, and eyes that money could buy. This future is scary but  inevitable.

About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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