Reflection of Speculative Everything
While reading Speculative Everything by Fiona Raby and Tony Dunne a few weeks ago for the 3D Product Design course, a few questions arose on the strategy and goals of my thesis. In the book, Dunne and Raby cite a couple examples of biotech implemented for sustainability purposes. This brought up the question for me of whether natural augmentation and improvement is actually "better" than technological or biotech augmentation. We could use biotech augmentation to allow us to eat more sustainable sources of food. But this introduces the threat of unknown and unintended consequences. This led me to wonder: what are those consequences? Should we not design something if it may have unintended consequences? Is rewilding the "safe" answer"? Why rewilding actually the better route?