In 1980, David Lee Roth of Van Halen walked backstage at a Pueblo, Colorado, performance venue and noticed brown M&M’s in a candy dish. To most people, this wouldn’t be a big issue, but it led Roth to unleash a small “rock star” tantrum and cause a bit of monetary damage to his dressing room.
After all, he needed to prove a point. The promoter and operator of the venue had not thoroughly read Van Halen’s performance rider, which specifically stated “There will be no brown M&M’s in the backstage area…” On the surface, this verbiage appeared to be a silly power grab to see if such a ridiculous request would be granted. But there’s more to the story, as we’ll see.
A company in Plano, Texas, creates uncanny replicas of reality.
Just about any technophile is aware of the exciting advances in 3D printing. It’s now possible to print a remarkable variety of items: toys, housewares, parts for vehicles and airplanes, prosthetic limbs, even guns.
But what about – people?
Captured Dimensions, an innovative company based in Plano, Texas, is doing just that: creating photorealistic reproductions of human beings in three dimensions.