Why does a root system look like the way it does? What other functions does it have other than getting water from the soil?
Since a tree could withstand high winds. I wonder. Could the root system also handle stability. Does it sense gravity?
Whenever there many functions to handle I assume a network. Since complex ability is what networks are for. Therefor I guess the root system is a physical water network.
The philosophical interesting part is that water in tree roots. Are water separated. That is. Separated water is not a ?common configuration. So inventions based on that should not be in the set of probable inventions.
Another water network would be water between rocks.