Joel Christiansen

Biomimicry 3.8: Life's Principles

May 29, 2024
Biomimicry 3.8, Life's Principles:

  • Adapt to Changing Conditions
    • Incorporate diversity
    • Maintain integrity through self-renewal
    • Embody resilience through variation, redundancy, and decentralization
  • Be locally attuned and responsive
    • Leverage cyclic processes
    • Use readily available materials and energy
    • Use feedback loops
    • Cultivate cooperative relationships
  • Use life-friendly chemistry
    • Break down products into benign constituents
    • Build selectively with a small subset of elements
    • Do chemistry in water
  • Be resource efficient
    • Use low energy processes
    • Use multi-functional design
    • Recycle all materials
    • Fit form to function
  • Integrate development
    • Self-organize
    • Build from the bottom-up
    • Combine modular and nested components
  • Evolve to survive
    • Replicate strategies that work
    • Integrate the unexpected
    • Reshuffle information