One of the members of this blog provided a link to a proficient video. It has a slow start but it gets interesting later on. It deals with redesigning the world… redesigning or reinventing everything and I do mean everything, to work in sync with nature and to work as efficient as nature.
Confused? Its called Biomimicry; a prevalent field in Ecology that has wide reaching linkages to other fields such as agricultural engineering and agroecology. See the video here: http://vimeo.com/24540116
Here is a definition according to http://www.biomimicryinstitute.org/
|What is Biomimicry?
Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell is an example. I think of it as “innovation inspired by nature.”
The core idea is that nature, imaginative by necessity, has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. They have found what works, what is appropriate, and most important, what lasts here on Earth. This is the real news of biomimicry: After 3.8 billion years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.
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