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Aymard De Touzalin

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DE TOUZALIN
First name: 
Aymard
Department: 
Future and Emerging Technology Unit
Organisation: 
European Commission
Position: 
Deputy Head of Unit
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Let's get inspired by plants, they are just incredibly smart!

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Do you know what the biggest living creature in the world is? You may immediately think about the blue whale…. Wrong answer, it is a plant: the "Sequoiadendron giganteum" weighting 2000 tons, 80 m high and with an amazing life expectancy going beyond 3000 years. Same when you think about smart creatures in nature, one would immediately think about the animal kingdom. Clearly the plant kingdom remains largely under estimated in our collective perception of the world.

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