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Date: 03/19/08 12:10 PM

51 Responses to Cyborg Insects

  1. Profile photo of salamfuture
    salamfuture Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 11:27 am
    Link: Cyborg Insects - Cyborg insects that are being developed and see a robot controlled by a moth.
  2. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:33 am
    very cool
  3. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:37 am
    Wow that`s...kind of disturbing if you think about it...
    Cyborgs have always kinda creeped me out...
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    Apple_18 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:42 am
    i dont like that. if they put it into bugs one day they will put it into us. i hope im dead before that happens.
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    Oshidutako Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:46 am
    poor bugs.
  6. Profile photo of powpowking
    powpowking Male 13-17
    551 posts
    March 19, 2008 at 12:47 am
    ...lol.....bug-type pokemon is now a very real reality......I CHOOSE YOU BUTTERFREE!!!! USE FLY!......oh boy!....I can`t wait for grass-type pokemon...lmao!
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    Tigergirl990 Female 13-17
    45 posts
    March 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    that;s mean. DOWN WITH ANIMAL TESTING
  8. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    ^^ Yes! Meat is murder!

    Tasty, tasty murder (*drool*). Yum.

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    sabreduelist Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    How bizzare.
  10. Profile photo of biffyclyro27
    biffyclyro27 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    i must ask, why?
  11. Profile photo of Hydrolysate
    Hydrolysate Male 70 & Over
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    This does seem a bit mean...attaching them to strings, tweaking their muscles, and making them do things.

    What if it was a real human they tested this on? It would basically be the same thing.

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    angelicamber Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    :/ that seems like it`d hurt....meanies!
  13. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    dude am killing every insect i see from now on
    n
  14. Profile photo of mikairu
    mikairu Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    wow speachless powpowking
  15. Profile photo of Hydrolysate
    Hydrolysate Male 70 & Over
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    Haha, that`s an odd way to solve the problem Tony...
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    One question:
    Why?
  17. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    It`s actually probably been done on humans a long time ago. Insofar as I think it`s the easiest way the scientists of old to have mapped out the sensory and motor homonculus on our brain.

    "zap here - oooh, feet twitches, that must be the part where feet is being controlled... *ZAP* ahhh hands jerking!" etc etc.

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    200 million insects for every human being on earth... if your planning on killing them, then it would be best to use some sort of virus or mess up the food chain somehow.
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    ladyleo_666 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    Pretty cool, but that was so mean the way they were treating the bugs
  20. Profile photo of Mr_Sir
    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    I learned at a young age that if you want a bug to fly funny, you just rip a wing off. I guess those nerdy kids that did there homework during recess are finally catching up.
  21. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    i meant i would kill any i saw

    obviously i cant kill them all

    am aware that

  22. Profile photo of fingerfish
    fingerfish Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    In the future we`ll be waring against cyborgs controlled by biological brains.

    Better ready your cans of Raid.

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    bluethen Male 13-17
    616 posts
    March 19, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    oh my god! they`re mind controlling bugs, soon it will be us! Then they`d be using human corpses to fight for us, so instead of being burried, you`re taken by the military. o.o
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    dts_15609 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    www.lost.eu/747e0

    that is a really wierd idea

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    CowboyPhil Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    OK CREEPY! Really this is just verging on bizarre!
  26. Profile photo of m0527j3
    m0527j3 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 2:08 pm
    I feel like that`s animal abuse
  27. Profile photo of EstiloPanama
    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 2:09 pm
    Slightly disturbing. Well, very.
  28. Profile photo of The_Frogg
    The_Frogg Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 2:10 pm
    fracking PETA`s going to be all over this...
  29. Profile photo of Sadiee
    Sadiee Female 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 2:17 pm
    So cruel, even if it is on insects.
  30. Profile photo of srpatata
    srpatata Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 2:59 pm
    Cruel and stupid!!!
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    bagofpeanuts Female 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    If everyone`s voting no robot buggies, why not just make a ROBOTBUG, and i do NOT mean robot controlled bug, i mean a *ahem* ROBOTIC BUG. No one gets hurt in the process and we can all be happy with the slightly more effort needing but just as good ROBOTBUG. :D
  32. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    March 19, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    oh yes, this has absolutely no beneficial applications: its cruel and unnecessary.
    (sarcasm)

    you`re so drating stupid its unbelievable

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    Xenophonix Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    I don`t get it - they`ve proven many times through other experiments that you can control movements by stimulating various parts of the brian -

    RelaxEnjoy - seriously, what new information can be achieved from this? Yes, I do think it is cruel and unnecessary.

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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    Cool. and interesting.
  35. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 6:04 pm
    "they`ve proven many times through other experiments that you can control movements by stimulating various parts of the brian"

    You can stimulate me all day baby ;)

    (My name is Brian)

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    gustavoserra Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    RelaxEnjoy, maybe they should attach that in your brain? Uh, I forgot, you don`t have one.
  37. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    March 19, 2008 at 7:31 pm
    7 of 9
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 7:32 pm
    Why don`t you leave the things alone and stop trying to take every mind over.
  39. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    March 19, 2008 at 7:39 pm
    ^ Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
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    843 Male 18-29
    550 posts
    March 19, 2008 at 9:55 pm
    Animal abuse! A bug`s fate is to be bugged. Oh, the irony...
  41. Profile photo of Axane18
    Axane18 Female 13-17
    48 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 3:19 am
    Ever seen that one with the c*ckroach?
    Because it censors it. I so don`t want it to say, `roosterroach`.
  42. Profile photo of Meee225
    Meee225 Female 18-29
    10 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 5:31 am
    That`s just mean... and it makes me sad. :(
  43. Profile photo of bionicRod
    bionicRod Male 30-39
    1014 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 5:32 am
    How is that not animal cruelty? Just imagine, one day it will be puppies and kittens...if it isn`t already.....BWAHAHAHAHAHA
  44. Profile photo of RelaxEnjoy
    RelaxEnjoy Male 18-29
    205 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 6:04 am
    "I don`t get it - they`ve proven many times through other experiments that you can control movements by stimulating various parts of the brian"

    just becuase we know we can control movements by stimulating variuos parts of the brian maens we shuoldn`t work to improve our knowledge and understanding of this potentially revolutionary sceince? thgir?

    the end goal here is not to be able to remote control moths, this kind of research could save lives. frankly, drat the moths

  45. Profile photo of speedsta
    speedsta Male 18-29
    609 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 6:29 am
    ARR ROBOTS ARE GONNA TAKE OVER ZE WORLD
  46. Profile photo of matt1119
    matt1119 Male 18-29
    370 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 6:33 am
    not really cyborg is it!
    i always thought cybor was mechanical parts controlled by an organic brain... but this is just controlling organic parts with electrical impulses
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    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    i prefer catching a fly, putting it in the freezer for 5 mins then tying cotton around its leg. pet fly!
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    dust_monkey Male 18-29
    57 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    "seriously, what new information can be achieved from this? Yes, I do think it is cruel and unnecessary."

    The ability to link robotic limbs to the brain so people who have lost an arm / leg can have that function back. or for people who have lost their eye sight can have a robotic eye instead.

    also its not crule at all. if it can give something back to poeple who have lost something or born with out. then its worth it.

    and dont say " how about we do these tests on you!" bollocks. the whole point of doing it on animals / insects is so that it doesnt have to be done on humans

  49. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    Hydolysate, bugs are so stupid they don`t even know they`re alive. It really, really doesn`t matter what we do to them. Although the moth looked kinda pitiable, I must say.
  50. Profile photo of Axium
    Axium Male 18-29
    296 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 9:37 pm
    How is it cruel? It sends impulses to their nerves/muscles whatever (i`m not a biologist), just like they were doing it themselves. It doesn`t hurt.
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    thedobkins Male 30-39
    239 posts
    March 21, 2008 at 8:41 am
    "Combining living and machine components can eventually make robotics more effective,"

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! . . .

    Creepy stuff!

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