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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Robo-carp

Robo-carp

Scientists in Japan have developed a koi robot that swishes around in water just like the real, fishy thing, and does stuff real koi can’t: swim in reverse and rotate in place. Robocarp was demonstrated in a pond on the grounds of the Hiroshima Machinery Works facility of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

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  1. kiku

    i don’t know what you guys are trying to do with it but it seems kid of odd to me. The robo carp was just a picture in my search for one of koi fish but I thought it was a submarine; that would have been neat. Please don’t try to replace the natural thing however. There are things that machines can not do as apposed to real flesh and blood.

  2. Dr Natural

    Kiku, I agree mimmicing old nature can be perceived as lame. Like a bouquet of plastic flowers.

  3. Kristy

    LOVE it! Lets see a raccoon eat one of these!