Back in the '80s, everyone was sure the future would contain hoverboards, transporters, and women with three boobs. Still waiting on those, but at least there's The 3D Printer Experience in River North, where you can command 20 "MakerBots" to print out a bust of your head, a bust of a friend’s head, or a bust of a friend’s (sadly still dual-breasted) bust
The first step in getting your statue printed is the body scan. Step up to the platform (which at least looks like a Star Trek transporter) as it rotates you and takes an infrared scan. The scanner happens to be an Xbox Kinect, apparently not just for dancing in basements anymore
From there, the scan is sent to the computer lab where adjustments can be made to smooth out portions of your face, like digital rhinoplasty.
Then it’s off to the printer, which heats up a spool of plastic or nylon filament (it's also capable of printing with metal alloys, chocolate, or even human cells...) and begins creating the object in millimeter-high layers until you have
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