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Date: 10/11/09 12:03 PM

32 Responses to Real-Life Drop Dead Honest Cyborg

  1. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    Link: Real-Life Drop Dead Honest Cyborg - Scientist Implanted Electrodes in a Beetle allowing for control of it`s flight.
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    parasite159 Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    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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    Alphawolf Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    Funny thing is... no one gives a damn about beetles parasite159.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    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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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    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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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    But we still have shoes...
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    parasite159 Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    World domination!
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    "
    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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    Aniqa Female 13-17
    241 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    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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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1429 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    "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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    aquaria89 Female 18-29
    15 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    Sucks to be that bug.
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    Joolin Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    "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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    TheBenighted Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    When does it market for human use?
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    Joolin: Can`t you let a man dream there is hope for this world?
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    agamemnon Male 18-29
    215 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Big deal, this has already been done with rats.
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    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    Hooray for push-button erections of the future!
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    ladyObored Female 18-29
    408 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    what would a person do with this?
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    this is just a severe instance of classical conditioning.

    while MrTwidget makes an interesting point. hooray technology!

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    nrg70 Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    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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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2009 at 12:38 am
    It`s only a matter of time until we genetically engineer mindless slave worker monsters
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    revdrdark Male 40-49
    691 posts
    October 12, 2009 at 9:14 am
    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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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    October 12, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    "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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    Biosynth Male 18-29
    46 posts
    October 12, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    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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    courtneyshea Female 18-29
    46 posts
    October 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    WHY
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    Rauron Male 13-17
    563 posts
    October 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    Oh dear...
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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    Soon we will have an army of remotely controlled lions. Take that, terrorist scum!
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    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    October 14, 2009 at 1:46 am
    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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    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    this vid isnt crappy at all
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    Vedith Female 18-29
    111 posts
    October 30, 2009 at 12:34 am
    That poor beetle. :(
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2582 posts
    November 9, 2009 at 3:34 am
    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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