A fascinating use of digital technologies to solve a problem is the ongoing research into the 3D printing of organs. More than merely the machine to do it, the programmes that design organs made from human tissues are complex tools that are continually developing. Indeed, in a 2015 article “Organ Printing as an Information Technology” Rezende et.al. argue that in the near future the physical technology of 3D printers for biomaterials is likely to become commonplace and their development will plateau, while the development of software to model the creation of organs will continue well past that.
Rezende, R. et.al., 2015, “Organ Printing as an Information Technology”, Procedia Engineering, 110(1), p. 151-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.07.023