The Internet of Stuff

What lies beyond 3D printing? The internet of stuff - or physical objects birthed from digital roots

Interesting piece looking at the exciting things happening in the “internet of stuff” – physical objects spawned from digital beginnings, rather than connected objects, like the “internet of things”:

On the other hand I find myself increasingly excited by what seems to be a growing amount of small businesses that seem to be based on spawning physical artifacts from digital beginnings – frequently personalised or unique and with a ‘long tail’ audience they use the thinking and tools of the Silicon Valley start-up world, the inventive nature of the ‘maker’ community and take advantage of new flexbilities (and capacity) in manufacturing/production to create a new kind of market.

If you’re looking for an example, frequent NEXT speaker Makies is a perfect representation of the idea…