Sunday, 12 September 2010

Don't worry I'll swat it

Since my project is making fun of people's hysteria, this one was intended somewhat as a joke, but I actually found out that DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - responsible for the development of technology for use by the US military) has had an ongoing project in which certain control chips and electrodes are implanted into insects (mostly been tested on moths) in the pupal stages, which become integrated into their bodies as they grow. Remote stimulation of these electrodes will therefore stimulate the muscles in the insect, and by this method, their movement can literally be controlled. There's talk of using these insects for things such as survelliance, reconnissance, and even biological warfare.

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