The Santa Claus Machine

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Revolutionary improvements to automation and production may one day create machines able to produce almost anything, quickly and cheaply, and far faster and more varied than modern 3D Printers. Such devices are sometimes known as Santa Claus Machines, Cornucopia Devices, or Clanking Del-Replicators, and today we will examine how likely such technology is, how far off in the future they might be, and what impact they would have on society.

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Credits:
The Santa Claus Machine
Episode 165, Season 4 E51

Writers
Isaac Arthur

Editors
A.T. Long
Darius Said
Edward Nardella
Keith Blockus
Mark Warburton
Matthew Campbell

Producer
Isaac Arthur

Cover Artist:
Jakub Grygier www.artstation.com/jakub_grygier

Graphics Team:
Bryan Versteeg spacehabs.com
Darth Biomech www.artstation.com/darth_biomech
Fishy Tree www.deviantart.com/fishytree/
Jeremy Jozwik www.artstation.com/zeuxis_of_losdiajana
LegionTech Studios hades9.com
SpaceResourcesCGI

Narrator:
Isaac Arthur

Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” www.free-stock-music.com/tchaikovsky-dance-of-the-sugar-plum-fairy.html
Miguel Johnson, “So Many Stars” soundcloud.com/migueljohnsonmjmusic
Aerium, “Fifth Star of Aldebaran” www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnUJY3l5vIJFGsY3XvW4dQ
“Lombus, “Hydrogen Sonata” lombus.bandcamp.com
Miguel Johnson, “Pleiades Sonata” soundcloud.com/migueljohnsonmjmusic
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth” www.markusjunnikkala.com/

This channel focuses on exploring concepts in science with an emphasis on futurism and space exploration, along with a healthy dose of science fiction. While we explore many concepts and technologies that are far beyond us now, we try to keep everything inside the bounds of known science or major theories.

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