Yet this is what happened today when I opened up my copy of the Metro and read a piece on advances in 3D printing. Technology that prints in 3D is indeed a reality, creating objects ranging from chocolates to planes. But what 3D printing cannot currently do is fully-formed live animals.
But that is what the Metro writer says is happening right now, claiming that a company is apparently offering to 3D-print creatures on demand:
“The technology is even being used in the genetic engineering of animals, with one company offering to create bespoke pets.”What makes it so ludicrous is that this actually comes from an April Fool that the Economist ran in its science section.