{Bloomberg Businessweek} Encycle in 8 Innovations Inspired by Nature's Genius

Encycle develops technology to help commercial buildings improve their ENERGY EFFICIENCY. Its core product is SWARM LOGIC, a system of small wireless controllers that communicate with one another and monitor buildingwide energy usage, turning power-hungry devices on and off as needed. The idea behind it is the same one BEES, ANTS, AND SCHOOLS OF FISH use to communicate. “This is one of the very first applications of what will become normal with the INTERNET OF THINGS,” Benyus says. “When [things] communicate with each other, what are the protocols that will be used?”

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