Saturday, October 13, 2007

Insect Spies and RoboBugs

Is it strange enough for you yet? If not, check out this Washington Post report on the uses and fears of spying insects.

No agency admits to having deployed insect-size spy drones. But a number of U.S. government and private entities acknowledge they are trying. Some federally funded teams are even growing live insects with computer chips in them, with the goal of mounting spyware on their bodies and controlling their flight muscles remotely."

I have to add this question: Are cameras and camera phones somehow unworkable now? 'Cause someone could just take a picture, ya know?

Schools like Vanderbilt, Caltech and Harvard are working on this sci-fi movie ... I mean New Frontier of Science. More info and more strange comments and rumors at PopSciBlog.


  1. I tellya Joe,when I saw the new r/c toy dragonfly,my first thought was" I wonder what the military or spy model looks like"

  2. Anonymous8:32 PM

    I was just reading about the bees the other day,FREAKY. And now, the flies by the bunny cage are making me feel highly uneasy. Must type all correspondence, cannot risk speaking. Bugged.

  3. DynaGirl -

    you and i may be paranoid ... but that does not mean they are NOT watching us all via some insectoid lens.