Mycelium is Earth’s natural Internet.

Paul Stamets

Quotation #16096

About This Quote


Source: "6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World." TED2008. Mar. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: With this quote, mycologist (fungi researcher) Paul Stamets is comparing mycelium, a substance found in fungi such as mushrooms, to the World Wide Web. In the 2008 TED Talk this quote was taken from, Stamets explains the ways in which mycelium is like the Internet, including the fact that it is highly branched and carries information using a network. Watch the full TED Talk here: Paul Stamets - 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World