Globalization and the Future of Supply Chains
Our globally connected system provides for efficiency and scale but also adds risk and fragility. These risks have largely been hidden, but cracks in the system are beginning to emerge, and supply chain resilience has become an issue of intense focus across industrial sectors.
3D Printing and Global Security Dynamics
There will be security and humanitarian effects if the additive manufacturing industry matures to the point where low-end goods are no longer built in developing countries, removing the traditional path for countries to develop.
3D Printing and the Regionalization of Economic Activity
The continued development and eventual widespread adoption of 3D printing will change the shape of global trade.