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Pentagon plans cyber-insect army

Posted on Thursday, 16 March, 2006 | Comment icon 12 comments

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"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."

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Comment icon #3 Posted by Hiddnfox on 16 March, 2006, 22:01
starts with bug soldiers ends with humans soldiers
Comment icon #4 Posted by SolarThinker on 17 March, 2006, 0:49
You know what i found even more interesting, thoes animal warfare ideas from WWII they had on the page lol. Sure they didnt work, but gee they were creative! Bats with bombs! its a classic! And to think, if there was another way to deliver the animals other than by planes these ideas probably would have worked.
Comment icon #5 Posted by RamboIII on 17 March, 2006, 0:51
doesnt cyber mean like in computers, or am i wrong?
Comment icon #6 Posted by SolarThinker on 17 March, 2006, 1:59
doesnt cyber mean like in computers, or am i wrong? Cyber is a prefex primarily meaning "Computer and information systems". Therefore it does fit, as they want to put mini computers into insects.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Bystanderr on 17 March, 2006, 3:47
ahaha thats wicked. Bug soldiers..
Comment icon #8 Posted by mfrmboy on 18 March, 2006, 13:39
So what happens when a frog or whatever eats this cyborg insect? Will the chip be able to be passed? Constipated frogs !!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Bella-Angelique on 18 March, 2006, 13:58
Obviously they must also be toying with the idea of using swarms of African killer bees to attack the enemy if they sense certain chemicals present in an area.
Comment icon #10 Posted by rane on 18 March, 2006, 17:52
instead of making warfare weapons for stock, why don't they work on chemical education and PEACE! when will we stop trying to find "cool" ways to kill each other?
Comment icon #11 Posted by rane on 18 March, 2006, 17:53
instead of making warfare weapons for stock, why don't they work on chemical education and PEACE! when will we stop trying to find "cool" ways to kill each other? ...seriously why not make a few zomibes as well
Comment icon #12 Posted by Final Remark on 18 March, 2006, 20:23
Great,now tihs is starting to be like the future a lil because of the lil robot buggies

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