Melissa Sterry: Interview on Bionic City

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Melissa Sterry
Melissa Sterry

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You say that humanity “is a fresher at the University of Life”. How important do you think it is to decode nature before coding technology?

In my experience, a sizeable quantity of that which is positioned as a ‘solution’ to a current or anticipated future problem is flawed, and sometimes deeply so. Often the flaws are technical, as for example with a great many ‘green building’ proposals that involve sticking trees on balconies and roofs.  . . .  Five decades later and the same mistakes are being made. Not only that, but we’re arguably seeing even greater levels of ignore in regard of science.