http://www.joneslanglasalle.eu/EMEA/EN-GB/Pages/ResearchDetails.asp... Research&ItemID=11538&ResearchTitle=The Evolution of Manufacturing
A penny for my thought: An increasing complex value chain, local deliver, fast, hopefully cheap, question is, would it be tailored after individual needs (not only want) ???
...leads to the next thought: What kind of suit future men wear? The need to change and to adapt in the era of technology digital transformations, nano technology among others. Balance pros and cons http://www.crnano.org/overview.htm
(don't forget the graphene and its risks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-17090892
How does 3D printing, atomically precise manufacturing (APM) and nano tech has any thing to do with Big Data? Here is my horizontal thinking: Operational. How human adapt to digital and tech rapid change?
The latest book Radical Abundance written by Eric Drexler advocates for the atomically precise manufacturing, He urges engineers stay with "common sense solutions to engineering problems, by crafting solutions that are both consistent and efficient in the realms of science and engineering and yield truly useful products, not prototypes destined to languish almost forgotten in the technological research centers that conceived of them" (Amazon review)
The nature of science and engineering, and the prospects for a deep transformation in the material basis of civilization.