Vice President Joe Biden Shares the Vision for 3D Printing
In the commencent address at Cypress Bay High School in Florida, Vice President Joe Biden inspired the students with a vision of the future where hunger was ended and traumatic injuries could be healed by regenerating tissue and body limbs.
Imagine a day, when in your, doctors are able to regenerate entire body parts and limbs that have been damaged and lost, not only saving tens of thousands of lives, but restoring the thousands of our Iraq and Afghan veterans coming back in need of prostheses, so they will be able to live a full and ambulatory life.
As an aside, in the future, just one example, using 3D printers, we’re going to be able to restore tissue after traumatic injury or burn; restore it back to its original state. It’s literally around the corner.
Imagine a world in which hunger is vanquished by crops that don’t depend on the soil, water or fertilizer, or pesticides to thrive; they’re just around the corner.
He encouraged the graduating high school students to think big.
“You are going to lead those changes as you leave this school, so don’t sell yourself short,” Biden said. “Don’t think small. Don’t give into cynicism, don’t give into the negativity that pervades our public discourse. And imagine.”