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Gianfranco Chicco - Taiken Lab
“Additive technology like 3D printing and subtractive ones like laser
cutting and CNC milling allow you to create an object from scratch, but
once it’s done, it’s shape, colour or functions are locked. Instead, sensor
technology, e-textiles, nano-materials and hyper connectivity will allow
you to change the shape, colour and function of everyday objects.
Two industries that will fully grasp this opportunity are the fashion and
toy industries, reaching a broader consumer base. Toy-makers like are
already selling products that can be re-assembled, programmed or that
unite different mediums (e.g. a storytelling app that changes the lights in
the room based on the content the child is reading) but by 2020 they will
become more common and accessible due to the drastic reduction in their

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