Biomimicry: Technology of the Future

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Biomimicry is the imitation of nature and things in nature to develop new ways of living, to help us become better adapted to the world around us. 10,000 years ago, during the neolithic revolution, humans began to rely upon agriculture and began to understand what nature could do for us. Years later, during the industrial revolution, which was a time during the 19th century when their was a widespread knowledge of fossil fuels, humans have been competing with nature. We have been competing with nature for who has the better claim on the land, because for millions of years, we were at the mercy of nature. With that being said, humans, having realized that we have many problems, then realized that we must work together with nature and exist on this planet as one. Now, instead of us fighting with nature, we look to nature to help answer our problems through the process of biomimicry.
Although the term biomimicry is relatively new, the process of us imitating nature to better our lives has been with us for centuries. Leonardo Da Vinci, an Italian scientist who lived during the 15th century used biomimicry to help create a “flying machine.” He studied the flight patterns of birds with the hopes that it would enable him to fly. (1) Although he was unsuccessful in creating a machine that could actually fly, he inspired a pair of brothers to continue on his work. In 1903, the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright studied the flight pattern of pigeons to help create the

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