15 February 2011

Video of the week -- biomimicry



How nature is inspiring new directions for technology. The part about de-desertification towards the end is of particular interest.

2 Comments:

Blogger TomCat said...

He has several highly interesting ideas. Putting them into effect on a large scale could inspire a major paradigm shift.

15 February, 2011 10:47  
Blogger Robert the Skeptic said...

I agree with TomCat, though the biggest paradigm shift would be to get corporate America to look beyond the temporary "cheap" status-quo. It seems whenever gas prices spike, these ideas become headlines... only to fall into obscurity when gas prices drop once more.

Seriously, if this were taken on as a national goal, like the Moon Race was in my youth, it has the potential to put this country back on the map as desirable place for future generations to live.

15 February, 2011 15:55  

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