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pentagon using insects to spy

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posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 03:16 PM
The Pentagon is experimenting with microchip implants in insects that can be used to spy on enemies.

The Pentagon's defence scientists want to create an army of cyber-insects that can be remotely controlled to check out explosives and send transmissions.

The idea is to insert micro-systems at the pupa stage, when the insects can integrate them into their body, so they can be remotely controlled later.

This is really cool because it uses the insects own growth to integrate the chip into it's system. Neat!

posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 03:24 PM
Ah neat the long time dream of "being a fly on the wall" might some day be possible. Could be the perfect spy if they can get cameras small enough.

It does seem controlling insects with electronic implants is indeed possibleRoboroach

This adds a whole new dimension to future robotics letting a few hundred million years of evolution do the "leg work" its a great concept. Robots are getting better but mother nature still blows us away.

posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 05:27 PM
Mother nature is still eons ahead of us, but with new micro/nano tech, we're catching up. Merging machine and biology is absolutely amazing. Nanotech is definitely the way of the future, very very promising indeed.

[edit on 15-3-2006 by daboga75]

posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 06:00 PM
No need to worry about making cameras small enough. Just Extract the images directly from the insect's optic nerve

[edit on 15-3-2006 by Shadow88]

posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 06:54 PM
Holy Crap!!! Dude, we're going to be doing some weird stuff in a few years.

[edit on 15-3-2006 by Rasobasi420]

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