In the 19th century Alexander von Humboldt explored the
nature and was conceived a new vision of nature that still
influences the way we understand the new world. Humboldt
believed in the importance of accurate measurements and
precise description of observations. His vision of nature
included not only facts but also emotions.
Nowadays smart solutions will be developed by using
computer technology, which will influence our relationship to
nature, our handling of the complexity and diversity of nature
itself and the technological influences on the society. Could we
avoid a new form of “Colonialism”, when a network of super
computers will create a smarter world?