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The survival of humans in outer space is not possible without first studying nature.

We humans are now exploiting the world in a very rapid manner. Some countries are thinking that colonizing outer space is essential for the survival of human life in the universe.

Famous scientist Stephen Hawking says that if we continue developing our technologies in this way, we can achieve and learn to live in space within 200 years, but looking at the present scenario of the world economical and ecological problems, it is too difficult that the world cannot tolerate up to even 100 years?

We humans were born just 200 thousand years ago, but Nature itself is 4.5 billion years old. So the technology which we made is always less efficient. less durable compared to nature. So human life in outer space is only possible if we learn many things from these 4.5 billion years of geniuses (as noted by Janine Benyus).

Some research has already been made like "Life in Biosphere", but learning "how the these species evolved?" is now more important than "how do these species maintain their balance and their design principles implemented to sustain not only them but also the system?" We need to learn from nature so that we can prosper on other planets, too.

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    Oct 25 2012: you make a good point ,we really should think what science brings us .

    i always think that the more we change the world the more damage we do to it ,take inderstry for example.
    since the inderstry revolution our invironment is getting worse and it also brings us many other social problem
    income inequality ,and food poison and triffic jam and so on

    what can we do to bring it back to normal .
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      Oct 25 2012: One way we could choose to bring it 'back to normal' - whatever exactly this 'normal' may mean - could be, that we start to learn from nature again, what to do and how to integrate ourselfs in this ecosphere, that we become its part again, not its dominating and destructive ruler.

      Thinking in closed cycles, in which food and goods do not consume resources to dump them later, but to 'lend' and 'transform' resources and to integrate and use them again, once their limited purpose is over.

      If you look at nature, abundance and smart use and production of energy is almost everywhere! Nature does not know 'waste', as all it creates decomposes and will be re-used again.

      Yet nature is no 'happy' place. There is a constant battle going on for food (energy) and survival, so we better do not romanticize to much here.

      But we can learn from nature what we need to do to support ourselfs in a continuous and sustainable way, and our 'happyness' we have to create within... :o)

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