create physical objects from digital designs layer by layer, but each using its own proprietary method."
Creator: Chuck Hull
Purpose: "Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac."
Debit Card fee 0%
Credit Card Fee 3%
Requires Apple Product and Account
Creator: Apple CEO Tim Cook
Robot Microscopes to Collect Data
Purpose: "Water shortage is a problem that could affect up to a quarter of the world’s population by 2025. Autonomous, robotic cameras have the potential to monitor this behavior. Data from the cameras can be analyzed to give real-time insights into factors affecting water quality and life in our lakes and oceans."
Creators: Computer Scientist and Biologist working at IBM
Production cost not listed, technology value undetermined
pro: Initiative to protect and preserve Marine Life and guarantee safe sources of water for humanity.
Con: Technology could harm or come into contact with marine life, or be destroyed when in water due to fragileness.