I saw what appeared to be an obvious similarity between the Star Trek "Mycelial Network" and Cosmic strings so I posted a question. A couple people assumed the answer didn't exist and closed it.
An interview with the main Mycelial network actor Anthony Rapp confirmed the connection between the fungus and the way the universe works:
He was in this crazy mycelial land and had this moment in the network to help bridge the gap initially. But the real consequences didn't come until this season, and I'm so glad it got to come full circle. There's an opportunity to really explore loss and peer into the abyss of the unknown. Plus it's grounded in some real science with how energy transforms and moves throughout the universe. The writers have found a way to do it that resonates and is really satisfying to play.
Also the connection is found in The Science of Star Trek: Discovery's Mycelial Network connecting quantum astrophysics mathematical equations (string theory) with biochemistry (fungal mycelium):
the ideas behind the spore drive came from the research of Dr. Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), who, along with his research partner, chose to think of physics and biology as interchangeable at the quantum level. Through this thinking, and generating equations based in quantum astrophysics and biochemistry, the two were able to theorize that, as Star Trek wiki Memory Alpha says, “spores were not only the progenitors of panspermia, but also the building blocks of energy across the universe,” and thus something starships could theoretically use to travel.
The answer is FACTUAL and the answer is YES.
These mathematical equations in quantum astrophysics were the inspiration for the Star Trek Discovery's unique propulsion system.
Please open the question for the community so these facts can be posted.