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Google to Revolutionize Construction? Not Likely

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James@SanDiego
James@SanDiego  
10/25/2013 11:05:48 AM
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Re: Google, I cant stand them
Here is an interesting look at 3d printing options: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/25/suspected-3d-printer-gun-found-manchester

 

richheap
richheap  
10/25/2013 4:17:27 AM
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Re: Google, I cant stand them
Thanks Davedgreat2000. I'd also like a trip to Antigua if you could pitch that one to Nicole.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
10/24/2013 4:47:46 PM
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Re: Google, I cant stand them
But yes, let's send Rich over to find out for ourselves!

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
10/24/2013 4:46:57 PM
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Re: Google, I cant stand them
Davedgreat: I do wonder if the promises of 3D printing are overblown, though... did you see this in the NYT recently? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/opinion/sunday/dinner-is-printed.html?_r=0 PS thanks for the education on "Meet the Robinsons"!

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
10/24/2013 4:23:56 PM
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Re: Google, I cant stand them
@Nicole, The Instant buildings in the Cartoon "Meet the Robinsons" were just a box, you push a button and the building apears or something to that effect.

However, you bring up great technology 3D printing. I am reading a lot about 3D Printing and they are printing larger and larger Items, so one day it stands to reason we would be able to build a building in short order. Just design it on computer, and hit print all the pieces would print and then just truck it out the door and put it together. Here is an article i just found, looks very interesting - a company called DUS Architects in Amsterdam. Jun 10, 2013 article.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ultratravel/the-next-big-thing/10110195/The-worlds-first-3D-printed-house.html

 Nicole, maybe Rich can make his way over to that company one day to find out more information and to take some photos. Its just a thought.

kq4ym
kq4ym  
10/24/2013 2:56:57 PM
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We Don't Care. Just Spell Our Name Right
Our favorite company to pick on is probably saying, "I don't care what you say just spell our name right." While innovation might be their middle name, it of course doesn't mean everything they do is innovative. But then what are PR people for anyway. Way to  go, Goomle.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
10/24/2013 10:37:16 AM
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Re: Google, I cant stand them
NewDream: I hear you. I pick on Google, but I certainly enjoy the Google products that work well. I'm a Gmail user and, of course, I use Google search.

It's just the out of control pandering to everything they do, talk about doing, and think about doing, that drives me batty!

Glad you agree that Google isn't out to "revolutionize construction" -- which just seems more and more absurd each time I think about it!

NewDream
NewDream  
10/23/2013 10:15:01 PM
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Re: Google, I cant stand them
I like Google. I really do.

But...Revolutionize construction? No way.

And, among my favorite Google items are iGoogle and Google Reader. I'm not too happy to see them gone.

So I can see the points people make when they are cutting down the search giant. I still like them, though.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
10/23/2013 5:35:59 PM
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Re: Thanks for this
Hey @mejiac, thanks for the comment here. I'm with you all the way.

It's interesting, Google certainly has the capacity to do great things, and you'd think that if it came to data and analytics that they'd be able to produce something worthwhile here... but so often the company just completely drops the ball, even on things we'd expect it to be really good at.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
10/23/2013 5:31:37 PM
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Re: Google, I cant stand them
@sunshine: Oh, if there's one thing that Google is good at, besides search, it's getting people to talk about them! But yes, the self-loving PR that spews from Goog HQ on a regular basis can be quite nauseating. This one sent me over the edge.

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