A potentially achievable political goal : the "Owner-Operator Society"

A mitelstand of small businesses; each of which owns and operates its DesktopFabrication technologies to provide things locally and on-demand.

Imagine when you go to the high-street (main street) the person who serves you in the shop is a co-owner, who takes you through specifying the customizations for exactly the thing you want, and then goes into the back and sets the machines to fabricate it.

You can have the benefits of an economy of small, diverse, locally attentive makers combined with the speed and finish accuracy of technology. (Undermining the need for MassProduction)