Would you be surprised to know that the “original internet” is actually 1.3 billion years old? That’s right. The world wide web mimics the very first organism on earth – fungi.
Mycelium, or the branching, threadlike vegetative portion of fungi, is like the internet under our feet. Its network is like a superhighway of vital information between the natural world, transferring the right nutrients to the right plants to ensure optimal vitality and nutrient density. It also helps detoxify, purify and recycle soil to ensure plants can grow in the most nutrient-rich conditions. It links the natural world as the internet links humanity at a speed and accuracy that defies man.
We can see this expression of biomimicry all around us. The internet as a symbolic expression of the mycelium network is just one example. Many things in nature are reflected in man-made creations, sometimes unconsciously.
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