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Biomimicry as a tool to describe, understand and craft the human society
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Biomimétisme: la vraie nature de l'économie collaborative ?

Biomimétisme: la vraie nature de l'économie collaborative ? | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
Et si l’économie collaborative n’était-t-elle pas au fond inspirée de la Nature ? C'est l'avis de Gaëtan Dartevelle, co-fondateur de Biomimicry Europa et directeur de Greenloop.

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:26 AM

Le modèle de l'économie collaborative est le biomimétisme : plantes, arbres, animaux, champignons mêmes alternent des phases de concurrence et de collaboration selon les circonstances.

Raphael Souchier's curator insight, July 5, 2013 2:19 AM

Un peu de bon sens pour commencer la journée.

Alain Renaudin's curator insight, October 25, 2013 2:02 PM

Depuis que l'homme est homme, la croissance, l'expansion, la conquête, s'est faite au détriment de l'autre, physiquement. La survie de l'un passait par la mort de l'autre, la domination des uns par la soumission des autres.

En ces temps de guerre, "collaborer", c'est se soumettre, c'est trahir. En temps de paix, la confrontation militaire est devenue politique (guerre froide), puis économique (mondialisation). Mais l'esprit reste identique: être fort, c'est dominer, ce n'est plus conquérir des territoires mais des parts de marchés.

Et si ce n'est pas toujours ordonner, c'est influencer, une nouvelle forme sociale de supériorité, de "popularité". Partager, collaborer, échanger, se montrer solidaire, sont certes autant de "valeurs" reconnues, mais souvent considérées comme des actes de privation, de renoncement, de désintérêt, laissant au seul sacro-saint esprit de compétition et de puissance la capacité à augmenter son bien-être.


Dès lors, la collaboration, la solidarité nous semblent même contre-nature, comme des valeurs "extra-humaines" relevant davantage de la spiritualité que de la nature humaine, animale. D'ailleurs, ne nous enseigne-t-on pas depuis notre plus tendre enfance la "loi de la jungle" et la chaine alimentaire comme une succession de prédations ? Il serait donc bien "naturel" que l'homme soit un prédateur pour l'homme.

 

Seulement voilà, nous atteignons aujourd'hui les limites du monde fini, non pas le monde naturel de la biosphère qui a toutes les chances de nous survivre, mais notre petit monde parallèle à nous, artificiel, détaché, comme si nous pouvions vivre en apesanteur. Nous atteignons deux limites: une limite économique et une limite écologique, et cette réduction d'inertie nous fait tout simplement retomber ... sur terre.

Nous sommes rattrapés par notre simple gravité. La croissance, longtemps considérée comme source de progrès, y compris social, se révèle mère de tous nos vices et morphine écologique. Le moteur de l'opulence et de l'insouciance s'arrête et nous retombons. Cette croissance n'est plus là, car, comme les arbres, elle ne monte pas jusqu'au ciel. Dès lors, un autre modèle doit être inventé, et il ne s'agit pas d'innovations technologiques pour lesquelles nous capacité semble, elle, sans limite, mais d'un nouveau modèle d'organisation de note communauté humaine, davantage basé sur la collaboration que sur la compétition, autrement dit, une révolution culturelle.

C'est ici que la seconde limite, écologique, peut nous aider, paradoxalement. En effet, la prise de conscience environnementale (même régulièrement déniée) nous fait (re)prendre conscience de notre "humanité" au sens d'une communauté humaine au destin commun. Je manque de ce que tu gaspilles, je meurs de ce que tu pollues. Nous sommes condamnés à être interdépendants et interconnectés, et pas uniquement sur les réseaux sociaux !

 

La mondialisation n'est pas qu'économique, elle est aussi géologique et culturelle, les seules dernières frontières qui demeurent, même si elles aussi s'effritent, sont celles des Etats politiques. Notre monde est de plus en plus poreux, et d'une certaine manière tant mieux, vive la capillarité !

 

Ce qui serait fort, symbolique et amusant ... serait que l'Unesco classe ... notre planète ... au patrimoine mondial de l'Humanité ! Car au fond, elle est la seule à avoir les clés pour nous sauver. S'en inspirer c'est la protéger, et nous protéger nous-mêmes. Je lance ici l'idée et cet étrange appel ... comme une bouteille dans la biosphère :-) 

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How Nature Inspires Technology

How Nature Inspires Technology | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
Biomimicry is a “conscious emulation of life’s genius.” Nature has already perfected designs that can solve human problems. Mirroring Nature’s designs inspires extraordinary technologies that enhance our world.

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Ditch Time-Wasting Meetings By Turning Your Office Into An Ant Colony

Ditch Time-Wasting Meetings By Turning Your Office Into An Ant Colony | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
Ants may free us from that scourge of modern society: the meeting (and maybe even the overbearing boss).If that sounds like a bit of an exaggeration, know that scientists are serious about recruiting ants to improve human collaboration.

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Will Biomimicry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy?

Will Biomimicry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy? | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
As seas rise, some architects suggest, the next generation of waterfront designs should draw inspiration from the intricate ways that plants and animals have adapted to their situations.

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Raphael Souchier's curator insight, January 14, 2013 4:00 AM

Shouldn't Sandy's impact have us begin to think and act as kapok trees, honeycombs and mangroves do? "the next generation of waterfront designs could draw inspiration from the intricate ways that plants and animals have adapted to their situations over hundreds of millions of years."

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From one paradigm to the next

From one paradigm to the next | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it

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Frédéric Liégeois's comment, October 4, 2013 5:13 AM
on y est... c'est ça.
Vincent Pluymackers's curator insight, April 5, 2015 4:35 AM

Pas plus clair que ça!

Emmanuel Baeten's curator insight, December 11, 2015 6:27 AM

Go for the green arrow , engage for a bigger shift !

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Genius of Place: Learning in the Wind

Genius of Place: Learning in the Wind | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
A week after Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the United States, I stood on a beach in Massachusetts feeling the brunt of a strong Nor’easter. The wind was so strong that if you jumped in the air, it would blow you inland a foot or two.
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Mussel-inspired glue for fetal surgery | SmartPlanet

Mussel-inspired glue for fetal surgery | SmartPlanet | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
There are no good adhesives on the market that can repair tears in fetal membranes.
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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

The Rise of the Sharing Economy | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
The “sharing economy” describes a type of business built on the sharing of resources – allowing customers to access goods without ownership.
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Nature Blows My Mind! 10 videos of the stunning, otherwordly flights of starlings

Nature Blows My Mind! 10 videos of the stunning, otherwordly flights of starlings | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
Starlings perform a spectacular and other-worldly aerial display when they gather at dusk in flocks numbering into the millions and move in a bird's version of ballet.
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The future of business - a new paradigm inspired by and in harmony with nature

The future of business - a new paradigm inspired by and in harmony with nature | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
The economic, social and environmental volatility now facing business means organizations having to operate in a dynamically transforming landscape. The nature of change itself is transforming. Org...
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How the Sharing Economy can grow your brand for free | Business Matters

How the Sharing Economy can grow your brand for free | Business Matters | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
The rising trend labelled the Sharing Economy has, up to now, not really caught the attention of the masses, and yet it has embedded itself into our consumer lives in numerous ways.
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The Sharing Economy Podcast

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Preview and download the podcast The Sharing Economy Podcast on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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Walking the Talk: Bio-inspiration for Personal Transportation

Walking the Talk: Bio-inspiration for Personal Transportation | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it

Transportation can be divided into the mass transit, individual vehicle, and pedestrian categories. In previous posts I have written about the first two, in describing how bio-inspired design has improved trains and been instrumental in the development of autonomous vehicles. In this last of three themed columns in the “Getting There” series, I write about how nature might inspire a better pedestrian system.


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Étude sur la contribution du biomimétisme à la transition vers une économie verte en France : état des lieux, potentiel, leviers - Ministère du Développement durable

Étude sur la contribution du biomimétisme à la transition vers une économie verte en France : état des lieux, potentiel, leviers - Ministère du Développement durable | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
l’objectif de la présente étude, réalisée par Hermine Durand de septembre 2011 à janvier 2012 en relation avec trois entités du CGDD (DDD, DRI, SEEIDD), est de faire un état des lieux de la recherche et de l’innovation françaises en matière de biomimétisme...

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3-D Printed Octopus Suckers Help Robots Stick

3-D Printed Octopus Suckers Help Robots Stick | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it

"Legions of animal-inspired robots are being created to improve military missions and disaster response efforts—from crawling cockroach-like RHex bots to leaping Sand Flea robots and the speeding Cheetah machines. Now, a squishier source for smart robo-tech has joined the ranks: octopuses."


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Sam McCormick's curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:01 AM

This article invesigates biomimetics, 3D printing and the prospect of better grip for robotic hands. As control over the suckers improves, the way could be opened for less rigid gripping digits. This may overcome some of the challenges associated with robots gripping unknown and irregularly shaped objects.

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Tough, light and strong: Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

Tough, light and strong: Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
In a sweeping review of the field of bio-inspired engineering and biomimicry, two engineers have identified three characteristics of biological materials that they believe engineers would do well to emulate in human-made materials: light weight,...
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Sleeping giants of economic shift change: Shane Hughes at TEDxLausanne

http://www.tedxlausanne.org. Shane is a REconomist, entrepreneur, environmentalist and dreamer. He left the UK at 17 to discover the world, without money, di...

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Raphael Souchier's curator insight, February 7, 2013 11:20 AM

Cooperative movement + Sharing economy+ Change makers => A credible alternative to the old economic model

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Wiley: Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry: Reverse-Engineering Nature - Gerhard Swiegers, Jean-Marie Lehn, Janine Benyus

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The sharing economy is here to stay : TreeHugger

So true! RT@macala: The sharing economy here to stay - Forbes says revenue will surpass $3.5 billion... http://t.co/uX9IhMex #fashionlaw
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Credibles by Slow Money – Prepaid Crowdfunding for local food businesses

Credibles by Slow Money – Prepaid Crowdfunding for local food businesses | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
RT @ethanappleseed: Crowd-funding slow money / food businesses, collaborating like a forest: http://t.co/J95SzS6f #permaculture #socent #biomimicry
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Princeton University - Birds of a feather … track seven neighbors to flock together

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Biomimétisme: la vraie nature de l'économie collaborative ? - OuiShare

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Et si l’économie collaborative n’était-t-elle pas au fond inspirée de la Nature ? C'est l'avis de Gaëtan Dartevelle, co-fondateur de Biomimicry Europa et directeur de Greenloop.
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Instead of Sharing Economy, Let's Call It "Resource Efficiency"

Instead of Sharing Economy, Let's Call It "Resource Efficiency" | Life Principles : What can we learn from nature | Scoop.it
The "sharing economy" moniker is not entirely accurate. Sharing does not normally involve the exchange of cash.
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Evolutionary Biology As a Model For Sustainable Business: A Review of Giles Hutchins' The Nature of Business

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'Evolutionary Biology As a Model For Sustainable Business: A Review of Giles Hutchins' The Nature of Business' blog post by Guest Contributors.
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