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Future Cities Lit by Beautiful Bioluminescent Trees

15 thoughts on “Future Cities Lit by Beautiful Bioluminescent Trees

  1. I was searching for lighting design blogs and came across this. Coolest research ever!!! I will be sharing this with my friends. Faith in humanity restored.

    1. Because it needs investment and major funding for a long period of time, since alternative energy only benefits humanity (not the 1% or the politicians currently). Run out of oil and people will jump on alternative energy REAL fast, everyone will. Until then, we’re a ticking time bomb.

  2. Bioluminescence evolved for signaling other creatures with eyeballs, not for illuminating the surrounding area.

    I shudder to think about how intensely bright a tree would have to glow to cast any useful light on its surroundings.

    It’d be like staring at a giant 2,000-Watt incandescent lightbulb, with no cover providing direction for the light.

  3. Only problem is, once you let the genie out of the bottle, so to speak, you can’t put it back in. What if you like dark nights? Seeing the stars? I like reversible technology. Who knows how this could permanently throw off the balance of nature if it spreads to the forests. It seems cool, but like a tattoo, you are stuck for a long time with it, and in this case perhaps generations.

    1. In the northern climates the leaves fall off the trees. In a GMO all cells of the organism contain the gene of interest and should always be “on” unless under some regulatory promoter only expressed in leaves. Otherwise,as long as the tree is alive the gene will be on.

  4. Awesome. Just don’t let Monsanto get a hold of this technology. Glow in the dark apples!

  5. This is a cool research! I hope we can see this in the near future. This research will save a lot on our energy consumption. Also, this will help us stop global warming. Thank you for this post.

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