After reading "Fab", I really want to take Gershenfeld's course, "How To Make (almost) Anything" at MIT. Gershenfeld talks of personal fabricators and how they are the future. A personal fabricator allows a person to build something to their needs and desires. I was really interested in continue reading because I have heard nothing of this previous to the article. Gershenfeld talks of how our lives revolve around computers and our computers lives around other computers. He stated that personal fabricators are going along the same process as the PC, in the way that it started off limited, then very expensive, then it will become worldwide. Right now it is on the expensive step. His students were not making things for scientific reasons, but they were more curious about the things they were interested in. "Instead, the learning process was driven by the demand for, rather than supply of, knowledge."
Kahn, talks of silence and light. To him light seems to be everything. Every building structure must have light, even a dark room. â€śI should like to say that even a room which must be dark must have at least a crack of light to know how dark it is.â€? Right away this is a simple statement, but after examining and thinking about his rationale, I actually understand it. What is dark if there is not light? What is light if there is no dark?
Trying to connect the two readings, both authors talk about how technology is changing our lifestyles. Gershenfeld gives me the idea that technology and personal fabricators are a good thing, whereas Kahn gives the impression that technology isnâ€™t our greatest asset, rather it is us the creator.