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What do you make of this shit?

Scary shit
Logical next step in the development of technology
Not really anything important
I'll just pretend it doesn't exist and worry about it later
Fuck you, some of my best friends are cyborg beetles!

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Beetle-Borgs
« on: November 21, 2009, 03:32:30 am »
A friend of mine pointed this out to me. DARPA is funding a wirelessly controlled live beetle. Read the full article here.

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A giant flower beetle with implanted electrodes and a radio receiver on its back can be wirelessly controlled, according to research presented this week. Scientists at the University of California developed a tiny rig that receives control signals from a nearby computer. Electrical signals delivered via the electrodes command the insect to take off, turn left or right, or hover in midflight. The research, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), could one day be used for surveillance purposes or for search-and-rescue missions.

This may be old news, I'm not sure. Just wanted to see what your thoughts were about it.
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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 06:12:16 am »
All of the above.
Formerly something else...

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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009, 06:54:07 am »
Where's the "fuck yeah, where the hell can I get mine?" option?
It's not trolling, it's just satire.

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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009, 09:16:41 am »
Where's the "Some of my best friends are cyborg beetles" option?

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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009, 06:39:59 pm »
Where's the "Some of my best friends are cyborg beetles" option?

Fix'd.
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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2009, 06:52:16 pm »
where is the "Resistance is futile!" option?
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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009, 06:56:34 pm »
This article makes me think of and army made up of Giant Cyborg Insects.
And that makes me happy
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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 07:46:32 pm »
Where's the "Some of my best friends are cyborg beetles" option?

Fix'd.

Thank you, good sir.

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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2009, 12:28:13 am »
I figured you deserved it.
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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2009, 03:02:29 am »
A karmic thinker might come to that conclusion, yes.

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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2009, 05:18:23 pm »
Disinformation World News did a segment on something similar.

Or maybe it was Out There Radio. Same guys, and such.


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Re: Beetle-Borgs
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2009, 12:02:32 am »
A karmic thinker might come to that conclusion, yes.

That, and it says so right under your name...
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