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Will.i.am thinks that 3D printers will one day print people - here are his top 7 quotes


Will.i.am on The Voice

Will.i.am on The Voice

Will.i.am on The Voice

Seven-time Grammy winner and Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am has endeared himself to millions on The Voice UK with his particularly inventive use of the English language as well as his offbeat ideas.

His latest crazy comment relates to 3D printers and his belief that they will eventually produce people, as in actual human beings.

"Eventually 3D printing will print people," the producer, rapper and entrepreneur told Dezeen. "I’m not saying I agree with it, I’m just saying what’s fact based on plausible growth in technology.

"Unfortunately that is the reality, but at the same time it pushes humanity to have to adhere to new responsibilities. So new morals, new laws and new codes are going to have to be implemented."

He added that if you can print a liver or a kidney, "god dang it, you're going to be able to print a whole freaking person" before venturing this, "Now we're getting into a whole new territory. Moses comes down with the 10 commandments and says 'Thou shalt not...'. He didn't say shit about 3D printing."

Back in October last year will.i.am launched his Puls smartwatch, which can make calls and send messages without a connected smartphone.  It's Siri-esque digital assistant is called Aneeda - as in "Aneeda know what the weather is like" he explained.

Here are some of his best quotes:

On Scottish grandmother Barbara Bryceland on The Voice UK 2012: “Barbara was singing to me and I got a little crush. Dang Barbara, waddup mama, you hot. I was on the edge of my seat like melted chocolate.”

On the battle between Sam Buttery and Aundrea Nyle that same year: “My eyebrows were raised so far, I had to pull ‘em out of my back pocket to put them back on my face.”

On art, to Radar magazine: "If I were a painter, I would paint beautiful bodies — I would paint nipples, and I would paint Bibles. Am I going to say, 'I'm not going to paint this woman's neck because people will think I just want to lick on necks?' Please! That's not what art is about."

Again, to Radar, "When I wrote My Humps, I said, 'This is the stupidest thing ever,' but in a good way. I always wondered what it must be like to be a girl, always gettin' pulled on. Maybe she's the smartest genius on the planet, but she's rackin' double Ds with a 26-inch waist and a big ol' ass and no one's ever gonna see her like that because that's the way the world is today."

On Andy Otley’s The Voice blind audition last year, "You’re driving a car, you hit a possum. Did you kill it? Cause right now I’ve got out of the car and it’s moving around still. ‘Put me out of misery!’. You didn’t kill it, kill it. I hope my metaphor didn’t confuse you."

On Jazz-Bates Chambers, also last year: "You have an incredible voice. And when you two find songs together, you are a deadly force. Once you get on a flyin’ and you guys are fryin, in fact don’t even act like you’re tryin’ and I ain’t lyin’. I swear it’s going to be dope. Totally fresh

On Nathan Amzi’s performance in the battle rounds: "People watching this at home, what Nathan just did right now, was he was thrown into outer space, being an animal that lives in the ocean. He performed wonderful feats out there in space. You really tore it up. That’s like a ballerina going to a football or rugby match and just wrecking shop. Not that I am saying you’re a ballerina…. That was too, too cool. Get it, ballerina, tutu?"

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