The Rise of the Mushroom – A Look at the Future of the “Artificial” Intelligence of Fungi – Exploring Fungi’s Roles in Pollution Remediation, Medicine, and Soils with Peter McCoy (PVP132)


We currently live in a world that’s chasing artificial intelligence, when there is a real intelligence out there with just as much promise as AI.

It’s all around us, you’re breathing it in right now.

It’s an intelligence that we don’t fully understand, but it works.

It’s housed in organisms that have their own form of the internet sharing information that has been learned over millions of years; organisms that can solve many of our problems; problems that will be solved through natural AI, the biological intelligence of fungi.

It’s that fungal intelligence that I will be exploring today with the brilliant Peter McCoy. Peter is self-taught mycologist with 15 years of accumulated study and experience, Peter is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the skills needed to work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience

Peter is also author of the book Radical Mycology, an in depth and comprehensive look at mycology and mushroom cultivation. This book is a beast, it’s nearly 700 pages, and covers a variety of topics related to mycology, some common, so not so common. There’s a ton of interest concepts and ideas in that book, a few of which we will be exploring today.

In this episode, we get into a wide variety of subject matter related to mycology from Remediation, importance of mycorrhizal fungi, fungi with annual crops, future of medicinal mushrooms and medicine, marketing versus effectiveness in some mushroom based products, and future of psilocybin mushrooms in medicine.

The reason that we are able to get into all this subjects isn’t because of me. It’s because of Peter. Peter’s brilliant. There’s a lot here, enjoy it.

Remember, in a world that’s moving towards machine based AI, there’s a world of biological intelligence out there that we don’t fully understand, an intelligence that can solve many of our problems, and one that will outlive us all.
At the end of the day, when the machines fall, it will be the fungi which break down the machines and go on to take over the earth.
Let’s get into it and explore the rise of the mushrooms, with Peter McCoy…



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Information about Radical Mycology:


Radical Mycology Book



Radical Mycology Tour


Radical Mycology Convergence


Radical Mycology Course


Radical Mycology Webinar 1: Seeing Fungi


Radical Mycology Webinar 2: Working With Fungi


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