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21. In the woods

Tiny mushrooms
Tiny mushrooms

I see the mycelium as the Earth’s natural Internet, a consciousness with which we might be able to communicate.  Through cross-species interfacing, we may one day exchange information with these sentient cellular networks.  Because these externalized neurological nets sense any impression upon them, from footsteps to falling tree branches, they could relay enormous amounts of data regarding the movements of all organisms through the landscape.

~ Paul Stamets

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