Bio-printing, the freakier side of 3D printing, is beginning to emerge into the mainstream – to mixed reactions. Bone replacement implants and cosmetic prosthetics printed from the patients own cells are widely lauded for their life restoring qualities, while printing meat substitutes and organs are met with skepticism and horror.
Why I’m curious
There is an interesting emotional dichotomy between the technology we will put on our bodies for functional or cosmetic reasons as opposed to technology we will put in our bodies.
Would you feel secure and comfortable with a bio-printed bladder, kidney or heart? Would you eat a bio-printed meat sandwich?