Human creativity is  endless…  and it is up to us how to use it. Many solutions to our personal and global problems have been tried. It seems however that we are yet to make these solutions be really sustainable as well as effect a quantum leap! Synthetic Biology is already here. Humans can create organisms that before we thought only God can make. Watch this video. Amazing but true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKxmqMH4w_A

But there are also other approaches that we may pursue. In the field of chemistry, there is Green Chemistry, Biomimicry, Dissipative Structures and Self-organizing phenomena, etc.  For example…

http://greenchem.uoregon.edu/Pages/WhatIsGreenChemistry.php

http://greenchem.uoregon.edu/Pages/GreenChemGlossary.php

http://biomimicry.net/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GFq12w5WU&feature=relmfu;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_Prigogine#Dissipative_structures_theory

http://www.frontierscience.com/

This creativity may also be brought into art, and later into practical use; into technology. Following video is refreshing… “Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds ‘strandbeests’ from yellow plastic tubing. The graceful creatures evolve over time as Theo adapts their designs to harness the wind more efficiently. They are powered only by the wind and even store some of the wind’s energy in plastic bottle ‘stomachs’ to be used when there is no wind.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSKyHmjyrkA

 

Others on Theo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_eY22R0TWE
http://www.strandbeest.com/film_ted.php