Printers to the moon?

Image Source. From the article: Let's send 3D printers TO THE MOON

"What science fiction stories-and the symbols that they engender-can do better than almost anything else is to provide not just an idea for some specific technical innovation, but also to supply a coherent picture of that innovation being integrated into a society, into an economy, and into people's lives," the group's site says. "Often, this is the missing element that scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and entrepreneurs need in order to actually take the first real steps towards realizing some novel idea." The site's forum offers registered users the chance to advance just such ideas, and one already posted suggests "Remote Stereolunagraphy" as an idea worth considering. "Space is cool, but it's a hard place to live because of cramped quarters and radiation," the post reads. "Why not send robot 3D printers to the moon and have them build places for us to live?" Why not indeed?