Bloomberg Businessweek cites “The Next Wave: 4D Printing,” a report by Brent Scowcroft Center’s Strategic Foresight Initiative Senior Fellows Thomas Campbell and Banning Garrett along with Skylar Tibbetts, on the national security implications of 4D printing:

“Imagine a material world that can change in ways that are unpredictable by governments and potentially threatening to national security,” according to the report. “Morphable wings could be hacked to crash airplanes while buildings could be commanded to ‘disassemble’ with you inside.” On the positive side, the report says, engineers should be able to “bake in” protective measures so those kinds of things don’t happen.

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