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Tiny Terminators: DARPA's Cyborg Bugs are Back

Posted 4 Jun 2007 at 16:11 UTC by steve Share This

We reported back in 2006 on DARPA's HI-MEMS project to engineer cyborg miltary insects. The Cyborg bugs are back in the news today. The Swirling Brain sent us a link to a new post in the Infowars blog commenting on a recent Article at The Register based on an article in the UK TimesOnline from a week ago that quotes Rodney Brooks, "This is going to happen <...> A bunch of experiments have been done over the past couple of years where simple animals, such as rats and cockroaches, have been operated on and driven by joysticks, but this is the first time where the chip has been injected in the pupa stage and 'grown' inside it." The Register decribes the process succinctly as "chipping-up innocent creatures and turning them into zombie slaves under computer control." Best of all, the Times articles refers to these things as "tiny Terminators".

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