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In order for us to appreciate the beauty of nature (as Bran suggests) we need to design all our buildings to look like plants.
Nanocarbon tube and nanocarbon alloy production can be scaled up. We should be able to totally replace steel and almost totally replace fossil fuels too (the latter with geothermal energy that we can bring up everywhere with 4 KM long nanocarbon tube wires). Nanocarbon tubes are light and much stronger than steel and 1000 times as conductive of both heat and electricity as copper. Using nanocarbon tubes for construction and geothermal heat extraction should not only provide us the boundless energy we need to desalinize the ocean water and filter the hydrocarbons out of the air but also to construct all of our buildings to look like plants. Natural rock formations will be OK too, but most buildings should look like plants in order to 1) remind each other that we are a part of nature and not aliens created by some alien god from another world, 2) cultivate our appreciation of nature and 3) lessen the human footprint.