9 basic principles of biomimicry

By Janine M. Benyus:

  1. Nature runs on sunlight
  2. Nature uses only the energy it needs
  3. Nature fits form to function
  4. Nature recycles everything
  5. Nature rewards cooperation
  6. Nature banks on diversity
  7. Nature demands local expertise
  8. Nature curbs excesses from within
  9. Nature taps the power of limits

These principles may be helpful in creating aligned artifice (man-made artifacts that align with the principles of nature). Just add ‘…and so should our artifacts’ to every line and see what I mean.