RE: Alt/Life
Mar 02, 2018

Trees are rapidly adapting to a changing climate by making leaves look like kites to attract local drones.

In an amazing discovery, trees have adapted to the changing climate of inorganic dominance by growing leaves that look like kites in the hope of attracting drones that assist in pollination, learning from human techniques to retrieve stuck toys.

Ever since the robot uprising, evidence has repeatedly surfaced which shows that many natural organisms are struggling to survive in a post-organic world. Of note, studies have shown that the replacement of natural pollinators such as bees with robotic drones has been a leading cause of the decline in flora, a widely criticised scheme implemented by the robot government to provide a more efficient method floral insemination.

These studies are contradicting the robot government claims that their revolution was in part about restoring the world to a natural state and reversing the damage caused by human created climate change, and that with robots in control we will see a rise in the health of local flora and fauna.

While we have seen the rise of many unnatural organism evolving, thriving even, in the new climate of the inorganic, this latest discovery tells a story that nature does indeed find a way, and that trees in particular are not waiting around for their new robotic overlords to help. Instead, evolution is marching on, adapting to the new conditions.

Utilising techniques that the now near extinct humans had developed to get stuck toys out of the branches of trees, brightly coloured kites have been seen growing from branches as trees seek to get robotic drones to mimic the same behaviour of releasing the kites. Once freed, winds fly those pollen laden kites far and wide until they get stuck in the branches of other trees, and so pollenating them in turn.

Leading scientists have commented that this new adaptation would only have been relevant in a robotic dominant world, saying that other techniques used by humans to retrieve items out of trees, for example throwing stones, are still reliant on humans for intervention in the release of the kite leaves, whereas drones will do it automatically. The trees only needed to evolve to utilise the drones' built in programming.

While an amazing development, word out of Central Control is that the robot government may take steps to stop this going too far by reprogramming all drones to avoid these tree kites, with rumours being that few are happy having to dodge these large flying hazards as the kites make their way across the land.

Some others have however cast these rumours in a more sinister light, doubting the intent of Central Control and their commitment to conservation. In a statement released to the media, environmental groups ask why the robot government would intercede in a natural, clever adaption by these trees if they were truly concerned with their wellbeing when their own initiatives have so dramatically failed these long-lasting sentinels of nature.