An affordable 3D point-and-shoot scanner? For less than $1,000? Hmmm. I was thinking this idea was a bit unrealistic (like some "movies") until I read a piece by Kurzweil News indicating that this technology might be available as early as spring of 2014. The scanning is touted as combining high-resolution 3D modeling and accurate color capture for 3D printing. I can just imagine some gung-ho human being pointing and shooting and creating a 3D ______________ (you fill in the blank). Here's the URL if you want to check it out.