Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Free Hand Furniture

In my childhood, I had read a folk tale possibly from China in which a young boy has the gift of bringing to life or making real anything he painted. Being able to transform free hand sketches into real furniture is almost like being that boy in the story.

When such technology goes mainstream and one is able to buy rapid prototyping kits in the store to give shape and form to their own ideas, that old folk tale will not remain quite as charming or fascinating.

As technology continues to advance, our capacity and even ability for amazement will probably suffer. Imagination will turn constrained by the ever expanding limits of what is realistically possible or will be in time - we would have almost always been there, done that.

2 comments:

Prerona said...

yeah! i remmber the story! he paints a ship and sails away, right?

Heartcrossings said...

Prerona - That's probably right. It was so long ago I don't remember. Glad to see someone else read it too.