Monday, May 27, 2013

I'm pretty sure I saw this on an episode of The Twilight Zone once...

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!

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  1. Wow... I clicked on your Links.

    #1: At least after just one firing, the gun broke apart. Still, kinda scary that someone could do that.

    #2: The dolls??? Now that is really FREAKY!!! I have to ask... Who would want to stare at "themselves" while looking at their doll???

    One Big Yikes!!!

    Have a great day, Slu

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    1. The gun thing does genuinely scare me. Technology improves so quickly, how long will it be before they can make good quality guns?

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  2. Never mind the guns--those dolls scare the hell out of me!!

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  3. I wonder if I could print a Harley. Have you got a web link?

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    1. If you find out, Roger, please let the rest of us know!

      Blessings and Bear hugs!
      Bears Noting
      Life in the Urban Forest (poetry

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    2. LOL! If they could print a convertible I'd totally be buying one of those printers!

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  4. Is there ANY chance this head printing isn't just creepy pervert practice? I feel like the pervs are the early adopters of all new technology. If I were a perv, would I be more technology savvy? Only one way to find out...

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  5. I think I would be pretty unnerved to have a copy of my head lying around, whether it was from my wedding day or not. In fact, that might be even creepier.

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    1. I'd find it totally creepy. Dolls shouldn't look like real people. There's just way too much horror movie potential there for me to feel comfortable.

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  6. dolls are creepy...but now they can make sex dolls out of you...urgh

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  7. Yeah, that doll thing is pretty creepy, although I don't think a doll with my head on it would be a very big seller. They would probably go straight to the sale shelf.

    S

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    1. Although the bubble head market just became a lot more interesting...

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  8. The dolls are so very creepy.

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  9. I saw the articles about the guy reproducing gun parts with a 3D printer. I just don't understand how that works. Seems there is a lot of technology, I can't wrap my head around.

    I agree that the doll heads are creepy.

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    1. I was always under the impression guns got hot, at least in movies there's always smoke coming out of them. Surely the plastic they print with would melt!

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  10. This reminds me of the post you did about the baby dolls. Just imagine where this is going...

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    1. Ooh, I could have one of those vampire babies in a stroller with a hidden imager, and then use the pictures of people who coo over my blood sucking baby to make 3D dolls of them!

      Wow, I think I actually creeped myself out.

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  11. I agree, creepy! Love your second last para!
    I was reminiscing yesterday and all because of analogue TV being switched off and thought back over the years to my young childhood and how there wasn't ANY technology at all and back through to today and your post has brought the advances in technology to a whole new light.

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    1. It's a bit mindboggling when you actually stop to think about all the technology we have now that we didn't have twenty years ago. Hell, when I was in high school, the internet didn't exist!

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  12. Creepy for sure. Guess I hope they don't make one of me! (Mario's mom)

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    1. I'd be terrified of them making one of me! People aren't supposed to be able to see themselves from all angles, it's just unnatural!

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  13. Holodecks! lol. But that would be fun. :) Those dolls are eerily creepy. I can't imagine waking up in the middle of the night to see them staring at me from the top of my dresser..... Nightmares!!

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    1. I never could understand those people who collect dolls and have them on display. I'd be terrified of them murdering me in my sleep.

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  14. I had a metre high doll whose eyes rolled back into its head and it looked like it was asleep. One day its eyes wouldn't roll back properly and one went weird. Freaked the absolute shit out of me that did and we had to get rid of it.

    I hate doll heads!

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    1. LOL! Those eye rolling dolls all did that eventually. Never failed to freak me out either.

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  15. SOme days the mirror is tough . No dolls , they just creep me the hell out! Hey love your new pic.

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  16. Bad idea. Dolls shouldn't look like real people because it gets confusing when you rip their heads off.

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    1. I can see how that would cause a dilemma.

      *backs away slowly*

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  17. Oh no, no way, uh huh. Yuck comes to mind....and don't even get me started on the gun....

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    1. Yeah. The dolls creep me out, but the guns genuinely scare me.

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  18. I do believe you have solved my voodoo doll problem!
    I noticed they only showed the pretty 3D dolls. What about those of us who missed out on the "pretty" gene? I'm guessing they can't 3D print a "great personality". We really don't need this technology in the world, do we?

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    1. Personally, I don't think anyone needs to be able to see their own head at 360 degrees.

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  19. Why am I not surprised it's Japan?
    Can sex robots be far behind?
    Hmmm....come to think of it, I wonder how much those things cost.
    The 3D replicators, not the sex robots.
    On the other hand...

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    1. Well if you had one, you wouldn't need to ask about the other ;P

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  20. Creepy, indeed! They look like, at any moment, they're going to get up and start stalking their victims. ~shudder~

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    1. Dolls are creepy, there's just no getting around that.

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  21. It's all fun and games until the doll turns on you. Have we learned nothing from the movie, "Chucky"??!!

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    1. It's a history we're doomed to repeat, I'm afraid.

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  22. Holy crap!! I need one! Must. Collect. The. Whole. Set.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. LOL! Somehow I could totally see you with a creepy doll collection. It's go well with your mannequin part collection.

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  23. Isn't 3D printing fantastic??? I love the super creepy doll heads... but I am a freakshow! They are horrifying, I know.

    Sarah xxx

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    1. I suppose there are worse things a person could collect :D

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  24. I love your beautiful blog I really liked your article as it is very interesting to read thank you.

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  25. We need some 3d printed dolls of ourselves for our web store! Make them ride your cat! Stab us with needles and pretend we're voodoo dolls. Horrify your children!

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  26. Love the doll heads. I don't see it much different than pictures. Wedding ones with the couple's real heads, and how they looked on the special day. The graduate to memorialize the day. My mother collects living dead dolls, though. Creepy dolls are "pretty". So I may have been desensitized to the creepy doll thing.

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  27. If we're going to print fake things to entertain us why not counterfeit detection proof cash? The dolls are creepy and while I'm not against guns I don't want one.

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    1. I suppose there's little chance of ending up in jail for making creepy looking dolls though :D

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  28. So that's why the fat guy at Bali Bird Park took my photo....so he could make a doll of me! Yuck. No thanks!

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    1. Be careful! He's probably trying to steal your soul! If you come home without a soul I'll have to be all "I told you so!" about it.

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  29. This is a bit unnerving. The lines between virtual and real being blurred.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry

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    1. I does make you wonder how soon it will be before we can "print" up a sandwich.

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  30. Not that I would want one, but they do look interesting and sort of, well, cool.

    Then again is it a question of what these people are doing with the dolls. There was a guy in Japan that had somewhere upwards of 1400 dolls that he kept for 'self gratification' purposes. That would creep me out.

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    1. They really do creep me out, but I suppose each to their own.

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  31. No no no no! NO! Don't like. Talk about the ultimate voodoo doll!

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    1. It's just a little too close to the mark, isn't it.

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  32. Wow this is crazy!!! LOL those things scare me too!!! What will they think of next?! Sometimes I think technology has maybe gone too far....haha. I always love your posts; SO entertaining!

    XOXO
    Ashley

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    1. It does sometimes seem like they take the technology a step too far. And in my opinion, those dolls are a step too far!

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  34. They're as creepy as the fake baby dolls you can pay far too much money to get. Creepy, creepy, creepy.

    Just like face cake. Who wants to be looking for a really awesome birthday cake and discover that in order to eat it you have to ingest your relative's face?

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