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A boom in 3D printed gadgetry…
3D printed technology remains at an infant state, but it is quickly taking off in niche circles. In many cases, these exoskeleton devices could be used to build up muscle strength, or revolutionizing the way we communicate with others — even if it is by holding your hand to your ear as though it's a phone.
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And 3D printed clothes could solve all manner of troubles
And as mentioned, some do not have hugely practical applications in a technology sense, but 3D printed clothes could solve a number of issues, such as creating perfectly fitting body armor for soldiers, or the most intricate of garments. Because the fashion industry still spends the big bucks…
Some wearable technologies are becoming more mainstream
Fitness wrist bands are becoming all the rage. Ideally, for many who may be switched off by the ideas of "Terminator"-style cyborgs and human-interfaces can find a modest middle-ground with something they can relate to. In the case of the popular Nike FuelBand, it's not just a fitness tracking bracelet, but a platform that others' can build upon.