I was bored on the internet the other day when I came across a documentary in my suggested links called Click. Print. Gun.
The short film mainly focuses on a 26 year old American called Cody R. Wilson. Cody, along with his partner, founded a company called Defense Distributed (and a supporting source repository, kinda like a "Wiki") which aims to develop 3D-printable weapons. So far their main focus has been on the lower recievers and magazines of modular assualt rifles, a highly controversial subject given the gun-control debate in the US.
Needless to say I felt pretty "meh" about watching it.
As I'm sure many could assume, it's not that hard to manufacture weapons out your home. Especially after a trip to your local hardware store. So if none of that made any sense to you, hear this---Cody has invented a way to print modular assualt rifle components using technology you can easily purchase (or lease) from ebay and other places on the internet, given the correct renumeration. That price tag for those 3D-printers currently hangs around $8,000 USD. But afterwards you could literally print a gun from your home computer. Pretty freakin' American, huh?
So anyways, at about the 6:22 mark Cody is shown assembling a rifle with some of his open source 3D-printed parts. I noticed a red and black book with a bearded old guy on the front, on the same counter top. Seemed like interesting coffee table reads, so after clicking the button to go full HD, I actually made out the title (thanks 1080p!). Introduction to Marxist Political Economy.
It was at this point I decided to Wikipedia they guy, and here's what I got. Cody Rutledge Wilson, born January 31, 1988, describes himself as an anti-statist and "crypto-anarchist", heavily influenced by the ideas of none other than "mutualist scholar" Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. I gotta admit after reading that I kinda laughed. This just keeps getting better.
So in addition to the documentary above which has over 8,000,000+ hits on Youtube, I found an accompanying podcast which delved much deeper into Cody's ideology, his political thought. You can find that link here:
In case you don't want to sift through this, I'll include a few major exerpts of Cody from the interview.