Humankind evolved on the ground of tools nature provided and started very early taking advantage of biological processes. Over time, nevertheless, humans had been distancing more and more from nature and disconnected from being part of it - instead we built our own artificial world. New technologies put biology back into spotlight and open up a lot of new opportunities to manipulate, design, understand, protect and interact with our natural environment. This raises the question, though, what is still natural and what artificial.
This talk is on the opportunities of a future where the natural and the artificial are connected and interact enabled by technology and driven by nature - and on how this combination of digital and natural processes leads to new applications and innovative products.