How is a mushroom like a human? Unlike plants or mushrooms, humans have no roots. (That’s almost too obvious.) But the distribution systems by which we share information and nutrients are no less tangible. We’re just not in the habit of noticing them – until they break. Instead of roots we have roads, rails, shipping lanes and flight paths via food, materials and other resources, which are distributed on cars, lorries, planes and trains to shops or homes for human consumption. Our nutritional networks are enabled by transport routes of various kinds. What about information? The mycelial ‘wood ...


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