If they can make the technology faster I think it will have a huge impact. As of right now its too slow and I think most people do not have the patience to wait for what they would like to make with maybe the exception of a single small part. The other side is that you would need to have a "blueprint" of the object you're attempting to make and if you can't find it will have to create it. Now days you should be able to find just about any part you'd want to make so the speed I believe is the bottle neck at this time. I'm sure it will get faster in time but I don't see that happening as soon as one would hope for.
With the advent of 3D printers upon us. What do you think will be the impact of this technology on our everyday lives?
I didn't think earlier, that 3d printers will become so popular all over the world. Anyway, when I found to complete my working task, I realized they are the best in the area and worth working!
I think it has already had a pretty big impact on our lives because 3D printing technologies are used in many areas now, and I read quite often about where the possibilities of 3D printing are used. I think you should check fdm 3d printer website and read more about how it works, what materials are used and where it can be applied.