4.5 billion years of evolution taught nature what works and what lasts.
We’ve been increasingly distancing ourselves from nature: agricultural revolution – grow stock and abandon hunting/gathering; scientific revolution – “torture nature for her secrets;” industrial revolution – machines replace muscles.
Biomimicry is the study of nature for solutions to our problems. Having 96% of our bodies built upon carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, nature can teach us how to:
- use only the energy needed
- fit form to function
- recycle everything
- curb excesses from within
- tap the power of limits
- devise systems that can face unknown situations
- update ourselves by feedback loops
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