How Electric Eels Can Teach Us to Power the Future

Lives of Tomorrow

27-10-2023 • 23分

In this episode we explore how systems found in nature can futureproof our lives. WGSN Consumer Tech Editor Matt Zara argues that many solutions to modern problems already exist in plants, animals and other living organisms.

Matt recently published a forecast, Intelligence: Biomimicry, which looked at the evolution of designs and production methods that are modelled on biological entities and processes, with a particular focus on tech innovation.

Discover why biomimicry is important now, what it will do to benefit us all in the future, and how companies can use it to make their operations more efficient. Plus we look at some novel and surprising applications, including the links between eels and eclectic cars; bird migration patterns and hurricane predictions; and how insects have inspired robots and facial recognition.