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(AGI) Venice, June 18 - The prospect of a new industrialrevolution and the unknown potential of 3D printers were thetopic of discussion at a conference organised by the Italianassociation Osservatorio TuttiMedia (OTM) on Thursday, hostedat the Telecom Italia Future Center in Venice. "OTM has alwayssought to be a protagonist in observing and promoting allthings future," said the association's president, Franco Siddi."Intelligent printers have stepped past an obstacle, becausethey can bring new things and introduce new elements in manyfields, including media. This revolution is occurring this verymoment for various reasons, especially due to a change in ourperspective in which we are no longer outside the globe butwithin it, and the immense ability to produce on demand," headded. "Big data, on top of 3D printing, is another one of thegreat revolutions that is occurring now. They must worktogether, because there is unlimited creative power there.Technology and art meet in 3D printing." Gian Paolo Balboni,the manager of Telecom Italia's Future Centre, said these toolsopen new, vast doors. "The intelligence in the 3D printingprocess is passing from complex models to simple instructions,"he commented. "It's a transition similar to the one from paperto digital documents on the web," said Giancarlo Magnaghi,advisor to the Ministry of Education, Universities, andResearch. "There was a certain period during which peoplecontinued to use digital documents in the same way they hadused paper, till they discovered that they offered newpossibilities. The same goes for 3D printing: I can do the samethings I was doing before, but the real revolution is that nowI can produce complex objects in a simple manner," he stated.The participants at the meeting also discussed masscustomisation and the production of replacement parts, whichcan be printed on demand, eliminating the need for storage.Members of the CRIT Centre for Information and Technologybrought their experience as business consultants to the table,while other participants, such as professor Marinella Levi fromthe Polytechnic University of Milan, brought 3D printedobjects.. .