Monday, 4 April 2011
Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2
Jane Poynter in her presentation is talking about living in the Biosphere 2 for two years and twenty minutes with seven of her colleagues. In the Biosphere 2 she and her crew were experimenting living in the complete sealed environment. Biosphere 2, built in 1991, is an atmosphere created artificially by people. It has rain forest, ocean, farm where they were producing own food and did experiments. During this time they faced oxygen loss problem which was absorbed by concrete; furthermore, they were testing how small can be this biosphere. The Biosphere was tested in the space and they are planning to grow plants on the Moon and on the Mars. After spending 2 years in the Biosphere 2 she lost touch with our biosphere and realized that people stink; it is because we are using deodorants, hair sprays and other chemicals to refresh ourselves. The Biosphere is a ground breaking technology which will help our world in the future.
Response: I think this is one of the most useful and amazing thing that was built by humans. It is like a new world had been created. Now I can see that we can relocate from earth to Mars or any other planet. Furthermore, if the global warming continues then we can create and hide in the Biosphere 2 isn’t it amazing? I can imagine myself to live in such a place if it comes to a worst in our world. Now at least we know that we have an option of hiding if the air is not good for us. In other words, this is a big achievement for us, all the movies where this kind of world was simulated now is the reality.