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Mimicking Nature

Tim Flannery talks to us about learning from nature and multipotent technologies

Humans have come up with many amazing technologies to help us survive on Earth thus far. However, many of these threaten the very environment that sustains us.

There are many experts that argue we should focus more and more on the sustainable way in which Nature works and copy its essential processes.

In the above video, Tim Flannery argues for us to learn from Nature and develop technologies that are “multipotent” (do more than one thing at once). Tim Flannery urges us to move from this world awash with problems to one which has the solutions.

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Let your imagination run wild.

Can you think of a multipotent technology that could reduce pollution and increase sustainable energy usage?

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