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Fungus… Our society decays and mushrooms are having party.
4 years on and where is it???
You know what,China has more than 4000 years of history, but we can not fucking find any Chinese ancients people’s traces outside,because they all used ceramics ,bamboo baskets, wood boxes to keep water ,food,and almost all stuff. Only 30 years by now, you can see colorful plastic garbage almost everywhere you come in China.
So if this stuff decomposes so easy you can throw it away in your backyards….how will it last in your home if you spill water/liquid on it or if you live in a humid climate? I can see using the fungus for packaging materials, but not furniture, clothes, etc. ….and why do they have to make a stupid looking 'branch' chair w/ mushrooms on it? Just make a regular looking chair that someone might actually buy, not some artsy fartsy pos nobody would dare sit on…
What I see here is a enormous business opportunity!
This was three years ago and yet… nothing on the mainstream market
So this is fungel wood
If you would use that on a large scale wouldn't that require insane amounts of starch and other materials? Doesn't sound very sustainable to me.
Utensils from fungus… What could go wrong?
FUNGUS : The Plastic of the Future.ALGAE : The Food of the Future.
how about saying mankind instead of saying human kind.
This is so great!
Well, some dutch bois are helping save the world.
brilliant! Now a Pizza Fungi…
I've been hearing about "plastic's alternatives" since the oil crisis in the 70's (yes I'm old). And now we utilize more plastic than ever before. People really don't give a shit about the inviroment and oil corporations are too powerful. They rule USA government and USA goverment rules the world, so we are screwed. If we continue to let "the invisible hand of the market" decides our future, nothing will change. It's the same about energy, now it's cheaper to produce it throught geothermal or solar panel. But we still build coal-fired power plants, baby boomers really destroy everything just to keep their wealthy growing and growing.
i dont want a phone that degrades or a toy that does the same its abit like bakerlite it was great but it was brittle
The Telvanni are behind all this
There's also that company who makes fungi surfboards. It's pretty neat how this stuff works.
I do have a question about the switch between plastics and fungi. Can fungi be used as a sterile environment? One of the reasons why plastic is so great is that it can be used to protect things like medical tools, for example, needles. They need to be sterile. On that same note, needles are supposed to be one-use which makes the plastics they were stored in destined for the landfill. If fungi can't be used like this, seeing as it's a very natural environment, it might not be quite as useful as plastic.
could this material perhaps be used like in a cooler or thermos here there is a thin layer of plastic to keep the liquid from seeping out with a fungus to keep the structural integrity so we could use it instead of plastic bottles
So it’s more than just plastic. You could have a fungus chair with a fungus cushion held by fungus staples and sealed by fungus thread
I'm always impressed by people who arent native english speaker but still try to answer the interview in english. It just shows their learning and dedicating nature.
Hemp makes the best plastic and it is natural, helps people and very versatile, it creates oxygen, and safer for the environment. Why go out your way to grow a parasite? Why do the most backward outrageous suggestions for plastic alternatives get videos when green plant sources are the better choice for the earth and all living creatures?
I hear Dutch I like
I think humans are going to destroy the Earth no matter what. But I'll still make my part in trying to at least slow down the inevitable destruction by working as a packaging design engineer!
What about the long term effect of fungus desolving with bacteria etc, is this what will kill the human race if it generates new dangerous micro life?
Not very practical right now. But very promising if someone could figure out to make potato starch in really efficient large batches that could support this. Because making plastic right now is really efficient
This is amazing. I would love to order a piece of furniture from them.
What was the music used in the video at the start
What kind of fungi do they use? Have they considered the extreme allergies that many people have?
Nice idea. However, I would like to know more about the overall energy (also generated mostly using unsustainable means) spent in the commercial scale production process before calling it a better/greener or a sustainable alternative. As of now it can be considered a supplement. We all need to think of better use cases where this innovation may be applied in a more "sustainable" way.
This is insanely cool! I hope we will switch to fungi-based production as soon as possible!
It's 2019 and still almost all o f the products are still wrapped in oil based plastic
Why can't we make something that eats plastic and creates dirt out of it
Like a composte but with plastic
I want fungus furniture so bad
10:38 I really like this tune. Does anyone know where it is from, please? Thank you.
what language is the blonde guy speaking…. i am entranced….
It's insane how tidy their lab is
what kind of Africano language is this khrakhahkrah krahaha
I do this in my laundry room too hahaha
Chungus: the plastic of the future
wowwhat if they could make a fungus that absorbed nuclear weopons.
Wanneer sien ons dit op die openbare mark?
Fungus is the answer. Matterials, bio fuel, microscopic environmental remediation, food and medicine. Bees need mycelium. The use of fungicides is one of the leading causes of CCS. Our world and the life here was likely the result of fungi spores from space.
Anyone that is interested in real ways to help the planet can find hope. Learn as much as you can about the earth and its natural systems.youtubing Paul stamets is a great way to start learning about different fungi and how it can be applied to heal the planet and ourselves.
Sooo if material are similar, degradation are similar too?
The problem is the material is more expensive than package. And as you know, most people buy the cheaper product. Most companies would not want to adopt such packaging material because it will shrink their profit margins. Of course we could force them to do it by law.
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9:58 They were still making CRT's in 2015?
2 year ago , show you can have the right product but that don’t guarantee it going to sell. Much more needed
This should be implemented immediately… We're running out of time.
Good luck getting the petrol companies to relinquish any kind of control over any products that are derived from oil like plastic
The packaging they show there is usually made from cardboard, so basically wood. Why replace wood with fungi?
omgg this comment section is so cool and funny. kinda wanna add y’all guys
Why dont i already see this in my grocery stores?
The question isn't if a substitute can be made. It's if the impending used plastics can be eliminated or utilized
I didn't expect to hear them speak Dutch whahaha. Geweldig
I think the fuck not
Nothing lucky about it. Plastic in the 80s was suposed to be to costly and now that it harms every thing it's cheap. very strange
Can you get the same scale that plastic has though?
No pueden traducir "oil based plastic" "plástico basado en aceite".Oil se refiere a derivados del petróleo
We could make plastics from cotton.Chemically identical to that made from oil but millenials will think it is green if we make it from cotton.We are leaving this planet to a generation of self flagellating morons.
Why don’t we grow cow skin cells instead of fungus and wrap everything in fine leather? We would never throw away packaging materials. Probably it grows more slowly and it costs more but it would be worth it.
How do you do an 11min piece on fungi and don't mention WHICH fungus they are working with. That's like doing a documentary about a milking plant and saying "They are doing some amazing work with animals in here."
Intriguing tech! If y'all need some new strains, I got a few in my refrigerator right now. 🙂
I'm frustrated about the fact that in the translation from the Dutch designer you guys (Motherboard) went on to translate 'grondstoffen' to 'landfill waste', when it should be 'raw material'. This makes the fungus technology seem like a solution to landfills! Still, the fungus technology is a really cool new material and has a lot of potential to make big changes.
3 years later still nothing has changed
This is quite amazing and exciting! Now, I do understand that some bacteria or fungus can eat away at plastic..because we have a world filled with that with which we must deal.
Ok but is it better for the environment than plastic? There's no mentioning in the video of any studies on that topic.
Guess I need to read-up on fungus derived biomass.. I'd been focusing on algae, which is often more water and energy (light, heat etc) intensive..
we should ban bottled water, its just pointless and wastes plastic
And once they’ve developed an alternative to plastic they’ll need to get rid of the plastic we already have!
Somewhere in between the "cork" stage and the softer stage it might be good for the soles of shoes. Or the cork stage even for how cork is used in modern shoes like cork wedges, sandals, and other footwear components.
"we want to be rid of plastic!"puts everything into plastic bags
Most plastic waste are from bottles and carry bags ..still long way to go .. good try for a start.
Please get rid of Styrofoam and all shipping packaging and replace it with this new tech.
Can u give an alternative for plastic bottles, plastic pens & toothbrushes ??
I don't want to wear fungi shoes thank You very much
What if it gets wet?
Chungus: The Savior of the Future
Veganlisim on steroids
Its a great innovation but how much it s cost for a bag iam an a indian we use cotton bags instead of plastic its cost 5rupes how could a man invest to much money on this
Well, we need to think've somphin before oil goes extinct..
So, we'll need a biotech lab for each type of plastic bag, zip-lock bag, and any other little plastic thing? I'm overexaggerating, of course. Perhaps, there would be some kind of general manufacture kits, nevertheless, isn't it would be thousands of times more expensive, then casting resin, and therefore not economically feasible?
This is wonderful and inspiring, I'm thankful for brilliant minds that want to work for the good of all…..perhaps fungi can save us……..
Those molds could be so much better if you sprayed them with a nutrient fluid first, dusted the sufraces with sawdust, and then filled it with waste fill and spawn.
Lol, This must be how the zombie fungus from The Last Of Us started. Just joking! This is great! Replace the plastics!!!
Discovered a flaw in this tho which is pretty common
The great thing is, anything you grow can be made in one piece, so not only is it strong, you don't have to do any machining or shaping afterwards. To make it last longer, I imagine just adding a waterproof coating or rubbing it with linseed oil would do.
Hmm.. That video is now almost 5 years old.. But no sign of the expected material revolution.. What went wrong?
Holy shit, mushrooms CAN save us! Oh wait, forgot about the cabal.
This is one of the few things that really matters. It's not a new Tesla car, the newest smartphone, or the dumb social media status. We humans are so ignorant.
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