So the human race, with its endless "inventiveness", developed a technology to literally create anything out of nothing. 3D printer-like machines can create stone, metal or any other material without using any matter as input, just energy (just as much as a toaster).
But as always, no one knows what consequences arise with the use of this technology, at least in the long run.
So the question is: what effects would creating "matter" out of nothing have on the earth and its inhabitants.
(creation of mass would be constant e.g. 100.000 tons a year or more and no explicitly harmful objects/materials would be created using this technology)
- would air be pushed to outer space?
- would the earth start to slow down or leave its orbit due to increasing mass?
- will there just be less space over time?