Real-Life Drop Dead Honest Cyborg

Submitted by: KoalaMeatPie 7 years ago in Science
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/09/video-cyborg-beetle-takes-flight/

Scientist Implanted Electrodes in a Beetle allowing for control of it"s flight.
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Male 2,576
Just think of all the Marketable Childrens` Toys and convertion kits based on this technique 15-20 years down the line! :-D

Boring Christmas? HA!

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Female 111
That poor beetle. :(
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Male 431
this vid isnt crappy at all
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Female 500
what has the world come to...
biosynth, yes, it is a slave, and soon we will have millions! (you being one of them)
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Male 496
Soon we will have an army of remotely controlled lions. Take that, terrorist scum!
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Male 563
Oh dear...
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Female 46
WHY
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Male 46
In my opinion that`s not a cyborg, it`s a slave.

I`ll draw the plans for the bomb shelter.

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Male 4,793
"Big deal, this has already been done with rats."

rats don`t fly and they arent digusting. can i make the beetle fly until it`s too exhausted to keep living?

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Male 690
Most impressive! In five years they`ll have tiny night vision camera eyes and be watching all of us, as we try to escape the ravening mobs of Big Dog robots and biochemical zombie soldiers in the greenish glowing, irradiated wasteland.
But I mean that in the most positive way.
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Male 1,666
It`s only a matter of time until we genetically engineer mindless slave worker monsters
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Male 121
DeathToLems:
"to me that just looks like the bug flying around like it would anyway. i see no conection to the left and right stimulant indications. This is a bullpoo experiment."
I completely agree!! Let me film an animal doing its normal behavior then slap on some horrible graphics that I`m controlling its behavior! VIOLA!! Instant Nobel Prize for me!!
To quote DeathToLems-"This is a bullpoo experiment"
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Male 1,381
this is just a severe instance of classical conditioning.

while MrTwidget makes an interesting point. hooray technology!

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Female 408
what would a person do with this?
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Male 795
Hooray for push-button erections of the future!
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Male 215
Big deal, this has already been done with rats.
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Male 1,442
Joolin: Can`t you let a man dream there is hope for this world?
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Male 85
When does it market for human use?
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Male 1,002
"I am willing to see a few bugs put under slight torture if the end result is saving lives. Anyway if it doesn`t hurt and just stimulates, then it the same as tugging on a horses bridle."

I think you may be a bit confused.. This is the military we`re talking about. Saving lives is an abstract byproduct of what they do. Their primary goal is to find newer, more terrifyingly diabolical ways of ruining foreign countries that get on our bad side. To them, saving American lives is merely icing on the cake.

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Female 15
Sucks to be that bug.
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Female 1,427
"Well, maybe if beetles have a problem with it, they should evolve and kill us."

Give them a couple millennia and they probably will.

HAS NO ONE LEARNED FROM TERMINATOR OR THE MATRIX?!?!

Building robots or controlling robots/cyborgs only leads to cyborg rebellion and the extermination of the human race. O.o;;

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Female 241
I remember reading in my psych book that they did something similar with mice. Its cool but at the same time freaky
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Male 2,486
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thats unbelievibly cruel.
imagine if someone surgically implanted some of those electrode pads from a slimming kit under your skin on your arms and legs and then started turning them on and off repeatedly.
if they tried this with a mammal, animal rights people would be over them like tubgirl on Exlax"

Well, maybe if beetles have a problem with it, they should evolve and kill us.

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Male 25,417
World domination!
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Male 106
Nidonemo
Male, 18-29, Western US
6167 Posts Sunday, October 11, 2009 12:39:26 PM
Parasite159 I should ban you JUST for that horrid mental image. Dear lord what is WRONG with you man!? (X_x)

sorry, i just dont like the idea of messing around with animals for no apparent reason.

out of interest, which image was horrid, the electrodes under the skin or the tubgirl reference?

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Female 15,763
But we still have shoes...
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Female 1,435
to me that just looks like the bug flying around like it would anyway.
i see no conection to the left and right stimulant indications. This is a bullpoo experiment.
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Male 9,305
Parasite159 I should ban you JUST for that horrid mental image. Dear lord what is WRONG with you man!? (X_x)
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Male 1,442
I am willing to see a few bugs put under slight torture if the end result is saving lives. Anyway if it doesn`t hurt and just stimulates, then it the same as tugging on a horses bridle.
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Male 161
Funny thing is... no one gives a damn about beetles parasite159.
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Male 106
thats unbelievibly cruel.
imagine if someone surgically implanted some of those electrode pads from a slimming kit under your skin on your arms and legs and then started turning them on and off repeatedly.
if they tried this with a mammal, animal rights people would be over them like tubgirl on Exlax
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Male 2,576
Link: Real-Life Drop Dead Honest Cyborg [Rate Link] - Scientist Implanted Electrodes in a Beetle allowing for control of it`s flight.
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