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The Unconventional Computing Laboratory in Bristol is looking for a research associate to help it create buildings with embedded fungus-created computers. The University of the West of England lab is offering £30,000 to £33,000 a year to join its research project. Professor Andrew Adamatzky has already demonstrated that a …
If you think Neurophysiology is niche I have news for you. I did my PhD in the neurophys section of a Physiology dept and pretty much any physiology dept the world over will have one. You find physiology depts in universities with medical schools or veterinary colleges to give you an idea of how common they are.
I have never stuck a recording electrode in a cell but I’ve watched it being done and I’ve pulled injection pipettes for injecting DNA into fertilised mouse eggs to create transgenics and a recording electrode is simply one of those filled with ionic buffer instead of DNA and with a wire in the solution leading to recording equipment. You can buy them pre-made these days.
What if the fungus becomes self aware, figures out how to become airborne and infects human brains like Cordyceps does with ants but using the information on the Internet to figure out how to rewrite the DNA of its prospective host(s).
AC because this is hopefully just really bad science fiction.
Unfortunately the joke doesn't work, as "fungi" is a plural and "a" is the singular article so it just looks like ignorance of grammar.
Too many journos on too many publications try too hard to be funny and fail. Real humour is effortless but bogus humour is excruciating.
Engage the displacement-activated spore hub drive.
Anyone seen Lt. Stamets? Last I heard he had an entire supply cabinet full of Mycota fall on him and now he's stuck in the Delta Quadrant near Borg space.
Fortunately the Borg took pity on him and dropped him off somewhere just past the Devore Imperium. So instead of cubes its inspection fleets. Mwahahahaha...
Not sure if the Devore believed the whole "came from the other side of the galaxy using the mycelial plane" story.
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