Attraction or Trap
The horizon constantly comes into focus as we travel toward it. And what a view it is! Constantly changing and endlessly beautiful. It’s how we as investors should see the future.
3D printing is just one of those stops along the road to the future that we see as a tourist attraction.
Like a tourist attraction that promises something, anything, that we have never seen, some places are just worth a stop to enjoy the unspoiled uniqueness that is being offered. And some places will never be the same as it is today because popularity has its own rewards but also its own price to pay.
Like the unrefined wilderness of a secluded wilderness, as soon as people find out that it’s a destination worth seeking out it starts to become less wilderness with it’s unspoiled beauty and quiet still solitude and instead becomes something everyone must see before they die tomorrow.
3D printing is now a newly discovered pristine wilderness trampled only by those who seek pristine wilderness. Just like a newly discovered national wilderness area it will soon be populated by tourists, tourist traps and developers. We want to visit before it gets crowded and as investors we want to stake a claim to the most promising real estate before prices start appreciating.
Some people already found this wilderness as Bukobot aims to be open-source 3D printer (click here) explains. Others are already planning their trip to go. Shouldn’t you be looking to get ahead of the crowd? When do you first want to visit this? While there is still a campground available? Before they start sub-dividing the area? Perhaps you’d wait until they build roads and parking lots? There are those who will wait until they start building houses and stores and, aghast, hotels!
Which type are you?