Plants as network medium?

Bob Nienhuis nienhuis at
Mon Sep 7 15:51:40 EST 1998

mnc at (Miguel Cruz) wrote:

>Oren Ben-Kiki <oren at> wrote:
>>> Would it be possible to use plants as the transmission medium for
>>> networks?
>> Nah, too slow. Why not try for faster then light? It is a well known fact
>> that Kingship is transferred instantaniously (once the old king dies, the
>> heir _immediatly_ becomes king).

>That gives me another idea. It is also a well-known fact that failure to
>pick up an umbrella in the morning can cause major atmospheric stress,
>sometimes hundreds of miles away, leading to precipitation which would
>otherwise not have occurred.


I think you're really on to something here, Miguel.

If we can learn to artificially generate the signals emitted by
umbrellas and washed cars, we might be able to achieve
something long hoped for by science.

Controlling the weather!

nienhuis at

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