A fly on the wall? Or could it be a governmental spy? If you thought the Patriot Act gave the USA new freedom to roam in and out of people’s private lives legally, wait until you see some of the technology they have in the works. No wait, you won’t ever see it, or how could you be sure? Some of the new experimentations wouldn’t need to be governed by any laws because they’re so secretive and sneaky from the get-go. Enough with the cloak and dagger games, what am I talking about? Cyborg Moths, of course.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or Darpa has been know to toy with the imagination and attempt to make the next leaping bounds in converting science fiction into science reality. Cyborgs which are half living organism and half machine, as so wonderfully displayed in films such as RoboCop, are an advanced step in robotics. Darpa isn’t looking to outdo the next James Bond villain with a bigger laser ray machine, instead they are going low cost and messing with bugs.
What the scientist are doing is implanting tiny computer chips into the moths while they are still a pupa, in the cocoon. This will grow the creatures flesh around the chip and give control over the nervous system. The new Cyber Moth will be remote controlled into enemy camps and beam back video and other information viable to troops. Sound silly? Sounds more logical if you are thinking like the scientist working on these development. The same scientist that have documented to have already made it possible to remote control rats and cockroaches.
In warfare advancements the goal is to reduce causalities and keep the troops safely back at the base with joysticks. Your kids aren’t wasting their time with video games, on the contrary, they are developing themselves to be future heroes. A creature such as the Cyborg Moth will be able to go places a soldier can not undetected. Imagine Osama Bin Laden sitting in a cave chewing the dirt out from under his fingernails, when a bug drifts in and lays on a rock nearby. Laden wouldn’t suspect a thing and would still be savoring his crusty finger dung while US forces mobilized with enough intel to know exactly what they are up against. Of course the fact that these newer technologies have been made public could give Laden a heads up, but knowing how the government works, still refusing to admit the alien landing at Roswell, this could only mean that the Moths are already being used in some form or they’ve actually got scarier technology. Moths with weaponry or perhaps a detonation feature? Think twice before smashing a bug.
What treaties and laws will govern the new future weapons and equipment? Cloning is socially and morally frowned upon by the United States government, however, are we really to believe that some lab somewhere has not been commissioned to start cloning top level ninjas? The new age of weapons technology and military equipment is indeed an impressive and weird thing. What other marvels are in store is anyone’s guess, but chances are even investing in flyswatters isn’t going to help the opposition.