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Originally posted by ALightinDarkness
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
The problem, of course, is that I read through them and this is still ridiculous as it was to begin with. The military is not going to use mechanical dragon flies to "spy" on citizens. Unless the poster is in a war zone or some other area where the military would be likely to use this technology, this is ridiculous. In fact, if the poster was worthy of sending mechanical dragon flies at to spy upon, they would not be an ATS poster.
Yes, I know I just bumped this, but I never thought anyone would be insane enough to question the lunacy of this thread, which is why I just saw this.
Originally posted by Cuhail
I've heard HORROR stories about the mosquitoes in Alaska. I am so not surprised that the dragonflies are plentiful there!
Originally posted by Dragon33
Hey Prince, here's an idea for you. Next time one is zooming in to get a poloroid of you, whack it with something. Then you can examine the little fella and see if there is a little US flag painted on the side.
Sorry... I just couldn't resist. Thanks for the enjoyment.
More than a few people were skeptical, when the Washington Post picked up on our story about robotic dragonfly spies. The paper quoted eyewitness accounts -- but failed to find any agency who would admit to using this type of micro air vehicle.
The FBI said they didn't have one. Homeland Security wouldn't comment. Neither would the CIA, whose previous robo-dragonfly effort in the 70's was shelved due to its inability to handle crosswinds. It can now be seen in their online museum*. DARPA said they were interested in the idea but still working on it.