From Your Brain to the Page: 3D Printing and Neurotechnology

Neurotechnology has the amazing potential to elevate how we interact with our world. We’ve come a long way from 30 years ago when we were all agog that you could even print 3D objects. Somewhat primitively at best, you could design a simple object and send the file to the 3D printer and wait hours as it is replicated. In 2013, the first ever mind-created 3D object was printed, leading to a burst of neurotechnologically designed 3D printing advancements.

Yes, 3D printers have come a long way from their very humble beginnings. Now we know it’s possible to print complex components, medical instruments, or prostheses, but what about the less scientific, more fun areas of societal 3D printing? Fast forward to the not-so-far distant future.

Here are three exciting ways we can anticipate seeing neurotechnology-driven 3D printing benefit our world in fun ways.

The Inventor, a Bed and a Gallon of Milk

Neurotechnology has changed the world, but the possibilities become a lot more personal when you think of the possibility of ‘printing’ objects with only a thought.

Imagine lying in bed one sleepy morning. Your mind wanders, and settles on wanting a cup of coffee. You lament the need to deal with that cold, heavy gallon jug of milk in the fridge. It’s just too much work for a Saturday morning.
You bolt up in bed, Eureka! What if you invent a milk jug spigot? Surely others would benefit from such an invention. From kids to the elderly. You wink your left eye, this activates your 3D printer, you start going through a series of mental commands to describe to your 3D printer what your magnificent milk spigot 1000 will look like and blink right, Print! Presto, you have an instant invention.

It could happen, right? Think of the countless Saturday mornings you could make just a little bit easier for mankind.
Neurogress aims to develop an entire ecosystem of thought-controlled devices. Thought-controlled 3D printing is already available. Soon, we might all have access to this technology thanks to companies like Neurogress, who are dedicated to making thought-driven tech mainstream.

The Artist and Their Muse.

Is it possible to spontaneously design with a 3D printer?

Street artists are an essential part of culture across the world. I particularly recall when I lived in San Francisco, going downtown to Market Street and watching the street artists sell their wares to tourists. Their artwork often consisted of chalk drawings, or pencil caricatures of the tourists.

What if some budding entrepreneurial street artist brought a 3D printer to Market Street and sold 3D models of the tourists to take home? Perhaps they could ‘tweak’ the models to be more entertaining. In essence, we’re talking about not just the street art of the future - we’re talking about a fundamental change in our culture, and how art could be created in 100 or even 50 years.

The ability for artists to spontaneously send mental images to a 3D printer is definitely ‘thought-provoking’, but could it actually happen? The development of proprietary software that allows our brains to link to a 3D printer is well on its way to becoming mainstream. As just one example, Neurogress, a company at the forefront of neurotech innovations, is working to develop software which can deliver incredibly precise commands from the brain to neuro-controlled devices.

Thinking about the Next Generation

Even as we consider how revolutionary this overlap of 3D printing technology and neurotechnology could be, it’s hard to understand how we could naturally be using these ten or twenty years down the road.

However, with any new revolution, it’s not the generation that introduces the technology that can fully take advantage of it - it’s the generation that grows up with it. The next generation will grow up understanding how they can interact with the world through thoughts alone. 3D printing is just one more tool they’ll have at their disposal.

With future children learning to understand and use their brains’ abilities early on in life, with the software Neurogress is developing, 3D printing with thoughts could be as commonplace as our current desktop printers we take for granted now.

It’s an important time to support innovations with these new technologies. As new companies like Neurogress place better technology into our hands, it’s exciting to imagine where 3D printing might go next.

Neurotechnology is capturing imaginations. It makes people think - in more ways than one.

Invest in the interactive mind-controlled devices of the future by buying tokens now. Visit Neurogress.io.

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