Feb 5, 2021
For centuries, humanity has regarded itself as a species apart from nature, progressing into a future of its own design. We are now facing an emerging global crisis linked to resource scarcity, climate change, and other potential threats.
What if there were a better approach to achieve efficiency? There is, and it is called “biomimicry.” It might seem like it would take decades of research and development to come up with more sustainable solutions in agriculture, engineering, medicine, and other fields. But actually, those solutions are already available, just waiting to be discovered.
Billions of years ago, organisms on our planet have found ways to survive and thrive as part of a healthy and diverse ecosystem. All we need to do is to replicate and learn from nature itself. That is what Biomimicry is all about.
To understand Biomimicry first, we need to understand the history of this planet. Biomimicry also called “biomimetics” is an approach to research and development where we turn to nature for inspiration. By replicating the existing current ecosystem that has survived the process of natural selection to thrive in our world, we can create technological solutions that allow us to thrive in turn.
Here a few reasons why emulating living systems and models is beneficial:
Biomimicry is revolutionizing medicine, transportation, agriculture, military, and numerous other fields. These are just a few examples:
For centuries, our inefficient technology has been depleting natural resources and disrupting the environment. But now, we are at a crossroads. We must improve our research that is based on naturalistic observation to preserve the future through sustained technologies.
Researchers who are harnessing the power of Biomimicry are directly countering the damage to our world. They are improving human life and giving us our best chance of survival.
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