Biomimetric Resilience Inspiring Change
Explore & learn from 3.8 billion years of experience
Discover 3 examples of Resilience in Nature
YOU will be:
Inspired as to how YOUR business can
Adapt to Changing Conditions
Amazed at the impact YOU can have by Naturally
Welcome to the wonderful world of Biomimicry
We as a species have been here on this planet for a comparatively short time. If we condensed life on planet Earth into one year starting at 00::00 hours on January 1st then within that year
Mid May……………………..Coral appears
Midnight Dec 26………..Dinosaurs extinct
Evening Dec 31…………..First hominids appear
23hrs 59min………………..Agriculture invented
23hrs 59min 58secs…….’Petroleum era’ of cheap energy
Life in various forms has been here most of the year or in real terms for 3.8 billion years. Which is a great timescale for learning what works and whatdoesn’t. Thus Nature is probably our best teacher or classroom.
Biomimicry is the emerging science of emulating nature’s genius
Whilst primarily used within the fields of product design think Velcro and Galileo’s helicopter as early examples . With more current examples being the technology in your smartphone screen which enables you to view it outside in brilliant sunshine without any pigments to give colour is based on the Morpho butterfly from the Amazon rainforest.
Why do we design things that meet a standard then expect societies to adapt to them?
Would it not be more efficient in terms of energy and costs to design things that adapted to changing conditions by only producing for that situation.
Marine Blue Mussel
What are you ‘manufacturing’ in standard forms then expecting your client to adapt their needs to? http://www.asknature.org/strategy/94fcc2b5eb7f25500ad8094194a05671#.U5T GaPldUqM
When we talk of redundancy here we are not referring to the use of the word in an employment scenario. We are looking at what happens when a component of an ecosystem dies out. How do the remaining parts continue to function? http://www.asknature.org/strategy/9b3075b72362a08588fd9491858b0310#.U5R 90_ldUqM
1 your main supplier
substantially increases prices?
2 your core product/service
is evolved by a competitor?
3 how can you
cooperate with your competitors?
How will you interact with others?
Biologists unlock ‘black box’ to underground work http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-01/byu-bu010213.php
We have come to realize both in business and community scenarios that there are benefits to being decentralized. http://www.asknature.org/strategy/1af8eca3d2fcc53c14531 07a5811802f#.U5THpfldUqM
This can be in an international corporation responding to meet local needs. Or in the case of ourselves as online
social networks the ability to maintain community by self organising.
Future Action Required
Together our communities of the ABD and 7 Graces have the opportunity to explore how we may apply Biomimicry’s Life’s Principles
Evolve to survive
Be resource (material and energy) efficient Adapt to changing conditions
Integrate development with growth Be locally attuned and responsive
Use life-friendly chemistry.
“Seeds of Geranium Flower”
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