Good morning! Here are today’s most important stories in emerging technology.
We can print untraceable guns. Should we?
Overnight, a Las Vegas shooting killed 50 people and wounded 200, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, according to Bloomberg. In poor timing, a firm called Defense Distributed simultaneously launched software that allows people to mill metal handgun bodies at home. Wired calls the result a “concealable, untraceable … unregulated metal handgun.” In the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy, expect strong debate over whether technologists should provide such opportunities.