When we think of an advanced civilization we don't envision an exclusively technological world of shiny futuristic buildings and flying cars. We see a beautiful green world with the presence of humans and technology so subtly woven into the landscape that one would think that the earth is sprouting abodes for people. After all, humans are nature and all materials that we often berate as unnatural, like plastics, are all from the earth. The question is: how do we make use of it all more intelligently?
Here are some concept drawings from the VEGETAL CITY website.
Below is a TED talk given by the artist himself. Click on the 'CC' (closed caption tab) on the bottom right, as the talk is given in French.
Here are links to great teachers and Evolutionaries past and present, who inspire us as "lights along the way."
"It's better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way."
-Alan W. Watts