"Biomimicry is an emerging discipline based on the logic that we can look to nature for ideas on how to design better products and processes. Nature's laboratory of evolution boasts 3.8 billion years of experience, during which the best ideas have persisted and mistakes have been eliminated. Furthermore, nature's strategies for solving life's most fundamental challenges are mostly constrained to conditions of ambient temperatures, pressures and chemistries. It would serve us well to pay closer attention to the diverse and wondrous solutions the earth's many creatures have devised. This talk will present some principles of biomimicry, suggest methods for advancing the field, and share a wide variety of actual case studies."
David Hammond, one of the early biomimicry advocates and founder of GO2 Water, gave an hour-long presentation on biomimicry as part of the Parc Forum program.
Thanks to Walter Derzko for the pointer!