I’ve just published the seventh book in my Chaos Series: Vacation on New Haven.
One of the common plot devices that run throughout most of my novels is a “matter converter,” or “processor”, that is the ultimate 3D printer. Within the print volume, any conceivable item can be created in only an instant from stored templates using raw matter kept as singularities in a containment vessel. New templates can be added by scanning an existing item or by creating a 3D model using ACME MockUp. Certainly not a new idea, but pretty much wishful thinking …
As one of my reader’s said: “I’d like to live in that universe.”