If rear-facing camera on smartphones was a technology that enabled the explosion of the selfie, then 3D printing is technology that is potentially behind the revolution in our relationship with ourselves.
We have Shapify.me to thank for this. The service uses motion sensors in a Microsoft Kinect to scan the body of a person interested in having his/her own statue. Once 3D scan is complete, and the customer chooses the version they like most, Shapify sends the scan to a 3D printing company Sculpteo, which is responsible for turning the scan into a statue. In a matter of days, happy newlyweds or someone with immense love of themselfies can have another object to adorn their home (or office desk). Best of all, you can finally print that imaginary boyfriend of yours in real-life size!
Once 3D cameras come to our smartphones, this will become a routine. I need to set a room in my apartment for all statues of me me me throughout life. Can't wait to playact for guests all the most important events of my life as they happened. It's going to be totally awesome.