Cyborg Spy Flies

 - Mar 6, 2008
References: telegraph
If you're paranoid about being watched, this might not be a good feature to read as it could cause you more anxiety.

Scientists are working on the development of an implant which can be inserted into flying insects, turning them into tiny spies. They'll be able to send these "Cyborgs" into environments nearly undetected. They remote controlled surveillance tools would take the expression "fly on the wall" to a whole new level.

"The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is currently experimenting by inserting tiny brain probes into insects such as moths and beetles whilst they are still in the pupa stage," according to the Telegraph.

"As the creature develops, the implants are naturally incorporated into their body enabling them to send back information to a central computer."

Stuff like this seriously bugs me...

"They are hoping to engineer insects that could fly up to 300 feet away and then stay in a particular place until they are commanded to leave again," the UK paper adds.

You may want to think twice about using one of those electric zapping fly swatters in the future. That could cause some really scary sparks.