Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Your Indoor Rainforest Ecosystem: Unique & Perfectly Adapted to Your Life

Image (Screenshot): In The Last Samurai, Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe) tells Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) a life spent looking for the perfect cherry blossom “would not be a wasted life.”

PeapodLife Empowers Nature’s Mass Customization of Perfection

“The perfect cherry blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your whole life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.” 
~ Katsumoto, from The Last Samurai

I had the pleasure of living for a year in Japan.  In many ways it was the best year of my life, not least because I saw myself as a perfectionist living in a culture of perfectionism. The way in which perfection is approached in Japan strikes most Westerners—myself included at the time—as a bit paradoxical.

To many Westerners, perfection is a loaded, often polarizing word.  To some it is a challenge to be doggedly pursued; for others, an arbitrary imposition shackling us to the blind pursuit of an unattainable ideal.

While on the surface it seems Japan adopted “the relentless pursuit of perfection”—as the Lexus brand slogan suggests—unlike the West, the origins of this pursuit have a much softer connotation: nature.

The fact is, no two snowflakes are alike. Likewise no two trees, leaves, people, etc. are alike. And yet, somehow, out of the organized chaos that is cause and effect and evolution, nature manages to perfectly adapt to an ever changing dynamic environment. It all just works. Nature works.

Humanity approaches things in a very different way. We attempt to come up with a “perfect design,” then create assembly lines to try to replicate endless identical copies of it.

Yet we know from experience that no industrial process comes close to perfection on any level. From cookie-cutter housing to automotive recalls, computer glitches to never-ending software updates, we are not even close to the sublime genius and resilience of cells or organisms, let alone ecosystems.

The new “holy grail” in manufacturing is mass customization, “combining elements of mass production with those of bespoke tailoring,” (Source: The Economist: Idea: Mass customisation). Yet experience shows a component and/or systems-based approach can never replicate nature’s level of mass customization.  

This is why PeapodLife uses an ecosystems approach. We embrace the perfection of nature to achieve what human approaches to it cannot. Every ecosystem we sell is unique to you: it adapts to your life; your environment; your needs.

Sure, a lot of the underlying mechanicals will be similar from one ecosystem to the next, but the flora, fauna, and mineral/terrestrial elements will not only be unique, they will be alive: responsive, adaptive; yes, even intelligent.

Too many VOC’s in your indoor air? No problem! The ecosystem will adjust the population of VOC-munching microbes. No industrial or technological solution can replicate the ability of a high-order ecosystem to dynamically adapt to your needs on the fly. No other so-called “living wall” can either.

So while the rest of the world fumbles around with mechanical and computer technology trying to get finite systems to do the work of sentient life forms, PeapodLife invites you to discover the genius of working in mutual harmony with nature.

While the competition try to get their so-called “living walls” to “look perfect” and “perform within reason,” let your own unique Rainforest Ecosystem from PeapodLife show you perfection’s true nature…

YouTube Video: The Last Samurai - Perfect
The best scene from the Last Samurai. It is...perfect.
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In the final battle scene of The Last Samurai, Katsumoto’s (Ken Watanabe) last words to Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) come at the end of his lifelong quest for the perfect cherry blossom: “They’re all perfect.”

Attila Lendvai

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