KinokoFry #081 – Biomimicry
Good luck. Perhaps it may surprise you to hear that this comic isn’t about how much I hate leaf blowers. Not just about that, anyway.
It was inspired by watching this talk on biomimicry by Janine Benyus, who is now my hero and I love her.
Although I was in utter awe of each of the examples she gave of people looking to animals and nature and learning from the brilliant ways they achieve what we strive to do, or do so clumsily and with so much waste, specifically, this comic refers to an idea I thought particularly exciting; being able to use CO2 (that stuff we have too much of) to create a new kind of feedstock, or raw material. An idea inspired by the fact that whereas we see CO2 as this horrible evil – and don’t get me wrong, it ain’t good for us – to plants and trees, CO2 is food! They take it and they use it to create.
Imagine the potential of that. People are working on it right now.