Discussion guide from my conversation with John Hornick:
1. 3D printers will create a manufacturing renaissance, making Americans makers again.
2. This “renaissance” will reduce the jobs for unskilled workers, but create new jobs for skilled workers.
3. While the demand for skilled workers will increase, we don’t know yet exactly what all of their jobs will be like.
4. The nature of some of the new jobs created, including people needed to run the 3D printers, build the factories, make the materials, and write the software.
5. 3D printing will spawn businesses, products, services, and jobs that are as unimaginable today as the auto industry was to the world population at the dawn of the twentieth century.
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About John Hornick:
About John Hornick:
John has been a counselor and litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm (one of the large IP firms in the world) for over 30 years, where he has litigated close to 100 IP cases. John founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group and advises clients about how 3D printing may affect their businesses. John frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing and has been recognized as a thought leader in this space.
He is the author of a popular book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, which has been called a “must-read” offering “rare insight into how 3D printing is redefining what can be designed and manufactured.” His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.com, in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, where he serves on the Editorial Board, and in Wired Innovation, and he writes a column for 3D Printing World.
He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing (which is the basis of a report to Congress). John is a juror for the International Additive Manufacturing Award.
He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist.
Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.