I was just thinking...now that it's possible to exactly scan and copy a physical object
...what sort of patent or copyright legislation are manufacturers going to start demanding to protect reality
from Replicator Pirates?
Can't wait to see the asinine laws and hordes of lawyers this technology is also going to create once it catches on.
I can just hear the conversation at Staples or OfficeMax:
"I'm sorry sir. But do you own the design of that spoon you want us to duplicate? Because if not, I'm afraid it's illegal for us to replicate it. Here's a brochure the Manufacturers Protection Agency made to explain how the new laws work. It's called: You're all a Bunch of Worthless Thieving Scumbags!!!
You heard it here first, folks.