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Designing Reality, by Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Designing Reality, by Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The quest for a real-life Star Trek replicator has been a dream for decades. But a new book by the Gershenfeld brothers is taking a serious look at the promises and consequences of a world where "anyone can turn data into things, and things into data." They say we've had digital revolutions in communication and computing and the next — and even more significant — will be in fabrication.

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Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT.

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and past president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

This segment aired on November 27, 2017.

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