Collaborating with nature: Biomimcry
- listened to this podcast today on biomimicry in design
- "There's a huge opportunity to tap into nature's genius"
- "Nature has been honing it's R&D process for 4 billion year"
- "Nature is hard to mimic because it needs to live"
- "All nature has on its hands is time what can we do with the tech and collaboration we have?"
- The Shinkasen in Japan is so fast that it created a sonic boom when it went through tunnels. To fix this, they looked to nature and mimicked the front of the train after a kingfisher's bill
- There's an underwater nuclear missile that mimics the way a tuna swims to avoid sonar detection
- Scientist has been able to replicate photosynthesis and create liquid fuel that's renewable, scalable, and in the long term cheaper than oil
questions / thoughts
- what are the ethics around biomicry? do no harm? do the greatest good for the most people? what problems do we choose to solve?
- I don't just want to talk about biomimicry. I want to talk about how we integrate and collaborate with nature. How we work with it. How do we form a symbiotic and mutually beneficial relationship?
- the biggest barrier to some of these changes is the upfront cost to infrastructure modifications, i.e. getting off oil
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