Like most geeks out there, I do love me some technology. Take, for example, the new developments lately in 3D printing. They're just getting so good at it! Hell, you can even use a 3D printer to print the parts of another 3D printer. They reproduce! We are this close to Star Trek style replicator technology, people! Next step, holodecks!
But they have been getting some bad press lately, ever since that one bloke managed to print himself up a fully functioning gun [link]. It is kind of scary, isn't it, the idea that if some whacko buys the right equipment, he can manufacture guns right in his own lounge room. Sure, they're not very good guns, but still!
But as scary as home made guns might be, they're still not the scariest thing to come from the new 3D printing technology. That honour has to go to the frankly terrifying looking 3D portrait dolls you can now have made by a company in Japan [link]
Have any of you seen these things? They're 3D printing the heads of real people and then attaching them to jointed dolls Now don't get me wrong, I love technology. The more advanced the better. But these evil looking little dolls scare the bejezus out of me.
Look at those little buggers and tell me you wouldn't be scared out of your bobby socks if you saw one that looked just like you!
Personally, I'm thinking it's not actually 3D printing at all, but some obscure form of voodoo witchcraft. Somewhere in Japan there is an evil Wizard, gloating over his dolls while tiny muffled screams issue forth from their resin lips.
I'm genuinely scared for my soul right now, people! Someone get me a circle of salt, stat!