This is absolutely incredible, being able to make a copy of anything so quickly will revolutionize how 3D models are built. This 3D scanner is another development that will interface the virtual and physical world. Functional AR applications that recognize gestures and respond to GPS coordinates presage a natural user interface that will eventually make mouses and keyboards obsolete and blur the boundary between the real and the virtual. There will be all sorts of ways to leverage 3D scanning technology, but the most important will be those that will advance science, medicine, education and communication. Maybe researchers will use it to scan and share important artifacts. Crime scene investigators could use it to share data more quickly with the lab. Maybe it could help doctors diagnose patients from far away.