Biology is our best teacher when it comes to exotic technology. Biological brains are better than any computer. Evolution and development are better than any designers and factories. Every living organism is more adaptive, fault tolerant and better suited to their environment compared to any man-made device.
I find this inspirational, so I've performed research in this area at University College London with my PhD students for 20 years or so. I write books on these topics, and about science and mathematics in general. I am also Visiting Professor for Autodesk.
Our aim is to understand nature better and build better technologies for everyone to use.