The year ahead: #11 Tom Kurke

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We asked 13 movers, shakers and thinkers from different industry sectors what they reckon the big trends, developments and challenges will be in their sector in the coming year. This is what they had to say:

Tom Kurke – President and Chief Operating Officer, Geomagic

Tom Kurke

In 2013 we will move through the tipping point of the create/modify/make ecosystem.

Low cost 3D content acquisition, combined with simple, powerful tools will create the 3D content pipeline required for more mainstream 3D printing adoption.

Sensors, like the Microsoft Kinect, the LeapMotion device, and our own Sensable haptic devices, will unlock new interaction paradigms with reality, once digitised.

Despite the innovation, intellectual property concerns will abound, as we are at the dawn of the next ‘Napster’ era, this one for 3D content.


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