TEAM: Dan Boghean – Theodore Wilson – American
The factory of the future will be in the hands of the people, literally. With the advent of on-demand services that cover everything from your daily commute to your pantry, the production of goods will be a service available at your fingertips. Parking garages, less of a necessity with the advent of self-driving vehicles, will be transformed into the staging area of modular machines that are able to find their way to the customers at the touch of a button. Apps will enable users to assemble modules that range from the analog tools of hammers, drills, and saws to the digital tools of robots, 3D Printing, and virtual reality. The factory will be transformed into a personalized experience that will allow for the on-demand creation of goods in every form.