The human impact on our planet can hardly be underestimated. Climate change, synthetic biology, mass urbanization – ‘We were here’ echoes all over. Although many people have tried to improve our relationship with nature, few have asked the elementary question ‘what is nature?’.
The next nature philosophy radically shifts your notion of nature. Our image of nature as static, balanced and harmonic is naive and up for reconsideration. Where technology and nature are traditionally seen as opposed, they now appear to merge or even trade places.
We must no longer see ourselves as the anti-natural species that merely threatens and eliminates nature, but rather as catalysts of evolution. With our urge to design our environment we create a ‘next nature’ which is unpredictable as ever: wild software, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us!
1. Share a richer understanding of nature
Spread awareness and knowledge about the changing relationship between people, nature and technology.
2. Balance biology and technology
Explore how technology is taking on its own natural momentum. Expose and strengthen the connections between the biosphere and the technosphere.
3. Save the humans
Ensure a liveable existence for the people who come after us by charting a path for the future that’s desirable for humanity and for the planet as a whole.