I'm watching "Cosmos" and learn about the "mycelium network", basically a way for plants to communicate in a forest chemically: https://gardenculturemagazine.com/how-mushrooms-and-the-mycelium-network-are-healing-the-world/ It's wildly fascinating, and made me think about how different organisms communicate. I realized one output of this network is stabilization of the environment. Ie, it's theoretically possible that this network can "instruct" organisms to produce more or less oxygen, or store more or less carbon, sugar, etc. So, I thought: holy shit, what if climate change is exacerbated because we're interrupting the control panel, by destroying so many natural habitats with their own natural communications networks? Another one: I am thinking about how the evolution of blockchain-esque technologies could emulate DNA, and we could have literal digital DNA. The application right now would be helpful for supply chains, logistics, etc. So, you could have a universal registry of all the information about a given thing, like an airplane, that's decentralized....you could see when the last maintenance was performed, by who, on what, etc. as the latest entry in a long chain going all the way back to who was the senior enginer overseeing the manufacturing of the fuel pump. Think about how much easier this would make it to do things like certify seafood was sustainably caught, or that your global supply chain didn't rely on slave labor, etc. Here's the catch: I'm a fucking moron and know functionally nothing concrete about any of this shit. I vaguely know how blockchain works, and I have an even vaguer notion of how plants release chemicals to signal and "communicate". My entire thought process ended with: "sounds cool, science should get on that." Focus: what blew your uninformed, lay-person or uneducated mind? Alt. Focus: What is your wild futuristic idea that no expert will take seriously?