The way that we make things tomorrow will be different from the way that we make them today. Autodesk's aim is to help everyone make more things, better things, with less — less in terms of resources consumed, time spent, and negative impacts (e.g., social, environmental).
Techonomy's motto is:
Everything we do reflects our ethos: that technology can make the world a happier, healthier, wealthier, and more peaceful place.
Techonomy’s name embodies their beliefs and their mission. It combines the words “technology” and “economy” because technology has become a central part of the economy in which we operate and the society in which we live. Today technology is inextricably entwined with just about every activity that humans undertake. Technonomy embraces that fact and seeks to help the world take advantage of it. [technonomy]
There's a recent video on Techonomy that you can watch where Autodesk CEO, Andrew Anagnost, discuss the future of making things. You can fast-forward to the 5 hour 20-minute mark to see where Andrew starts talking.
This is a great primer for Autodesk University in Las Vegas next week.
The future is alive in the lab.