Biomimetics (aka biomimicry) is the emulation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way. (Aristotle)
The approach holds the promise of unearthing superior designs and perhaps faster than otherwise. The superiority includes the potential to participate as nature rather than continuing to pretend we can ride roughshod over it.
The living world holds answers for us to create a more resilient, regenerative, and beautiful world. It is time to quiet our cleverness, to observe and listen deeply, and reconnect to nature’s wisdom by asking, “How does nature solve this?” (AskNature.org)
- Adams, D. (2017). The best of biomimicry: Here’s 7 brilliant examples of nature-inspired design. Digital Trends.
- Hwang, J. et al. (2015). Biomimetics: forecasting the future of science, engineering, and medicine.