Will we use plants to grow products?

A fascinating case study by Alexandra DAISY Ginsberg proposes a future where genetically modified plants (synthetic biology) will replace the mechanical manufacturing process.

Growth Assembly - Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp from Sascha Pohflepp on Vimeo.

Synthetic biology enabled us to harness our natural environment for the production of things. Coded into the DNA of a plant, product parts grow within the supporting system of the plant's structure. When fully developed, they are stripped like a walnut from its shell or corn from its husk, ready for assembly.

A fascinating concept by Sascha Pohflepp, with beautiful illustrations by Sion Ap Tomos that are reminiscent of 19th century scientific botanical illustrations.

What do you think?