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Thursday, January 5, 2012

War Games June Beetles Conscripted Into Cyborg Army

In George Orwell's "1984" the ultimate spy technology utilized by Big Brother to keep tabs on his own people was the nearly omnipresent two way viewscreen. Anywhere, anytime, anyplace, Big Brother could be watching. Modern military technology makes this type of spying seem almost quaint by comparison. The prospects for pivacy, should any government ever choose to unleash this technology on their own population in the insatiable government appetite for control, are very grim indeed.

Green June beetles beware: The draft never ended. You may be called upon to serve your country.

Military, commercial and academic defense research teams have been busy turning beetles and bees into cybugs, eeny-weeny cyborgs that will serve as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- tiny, living versions of drone aircraft.

From surveillance and explosives detection to search and rescue missions, micro UAVs could be useful for a range of defense and security applications. They would have proved handy last year for monitoring the flooding in Pakistan and Thailand, or for inspecting the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after Japan’s earthquake -- disaster areas where a micro UAV could be deployed rather than risk human life.
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