Republished from the Amnesia Blog – posted by Ben Hourahine on 24.02.12
While the debate rages on about online anti-piracy laws, the infamous torrent site pirate bay has opened a new category – physibles – for physical objects. Spotted by the brilliant adlab it seems like the next wave of torrenting has already gone physical / digital.
ADLAB – FUTURE: THE PIRATE BAY LOADS UP ON PHYSICAL GOODS
“We believe that the next step in copying will be made from digital form into physical form. It will be physical objects. Or as we decided to call them: Physibles. Data objects that are able (and feasible) to become physical. We believe that things like three dimensional printers, scanners and such are just the first step. We believe that in the nearby future you will print your spare sparts for your vehicles. You will download your sneakers within 20 years.”
Yes you read that right, they reckon you will be able download your shoes illegally. Right now it looks like the current content is a random selection of 3D models, oh, and a battle tank.