Your unborn foetus. Printed. In 3D
The Japanese. You gotta hand it to them. Those fuzzy, black and white first glimpses of one’s offspring in mummy’s tummy just don’t cut it anymore. Hell, yours truly didn’t even find a clinic with 3D imaging for either of my mini me’s.
As Wired UK reported first, a Japanese company called Fasotec is making both of those prenatal pic techs a thing of the past by offering 3D printouts of your unborn baby. They just take the image of your MRI scan, run it through a 3D printer, and Bob’s your uncle. For around a grand (€/$), you get your baby in a 90 x 60 x 40mm resin block. To do with what you will. I imagine this would do a great job of scaring future grandparents, for example.
But perhaps the greatest spinoff is that most Japanese of useless trinkets: yes, you can also get your unborn child as a mobile phone charm. To truly freak out everyone you come across.
Several steps beyond excessively-photo-happy parents, eh?